Hinterland Connection

Our sea and airports create employment opportunities, added value and welfare, but their potential to grow and develop, strongly depends on Flanders’ capability to solve its mobility problems. Major infrastructure projects and the continuously rising demand for transport pose additional challenges for the next decade.
Data sharing, collaboration within and across logistics chains, autonomous vehicles and vessels, innovative transfer techniques and hyperloops will contribute to maximum efficiency and optimal use of capacity.

ReNEW

ReNEW (Resilience-centric smart, green, Networked EU Inland Waterways) aims to play a key role in the transition of inland navigation – to a smart, green, sustainable and climate resilient sector. The consortium consists of parties from as many as 12 different countries. Several living labs will test solutions, including one in Ghent. Here, a multimodal […]

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Hinterland Connection | type: European

ATMP Logistics

In the pharmaceutical sector, a streamlined process from A to Z is the key to success, especially in the case of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMP). The logistics of this distinct group of medicines is complex because of the specific requirements regarding temperature, reliability and traceability. With the ATMP Logistics project, VIL has provided an […]

status: Closed | theme: Hinterland Connection, Last mile | type: Regional

PILL: Physical Internet Living Lab

The cSBO project PILL, executed by VIL imec and MOBI VUB, aims to make logistical processes more efficient, reliable, flexible and sustainable, using the Physical Internet. The project will build a prototype of the IT system which will allow the ports to be a part of the Physical Internet.

status: Running | theme: Digital transformation, Hinterland Connection | type: Regional

BOOSTLOG

The European Union funds a lot of research in the field of transport and logistics to support competitiveness and address climate change. The BOOSTLOG project, of which VIL is a partner, aims to systematically collect the results of these projects and to boost their impact.

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains, Hinterland Connection, Last mile | type: European

DISpATch (Digital Twin for Synchromodal Transport)

In this project VUB, VIL, UHasselt and KULeuven focus on synchromodality to absorb the growth of goods transport. A platform will be developed that creates a test environment using a digital twin component, to simulate synchromodal transport in a risk-free environment.

status: Running | theme: Hinterland Connection | type: Regional

Trailer on Barge Shuttle

The VIL project ‘Trailer on Barge Shuttle’ aims to provide an innovative alternative in congestion sensitive areas in Flanders by shuttling empty and/or loaded trailers by barge over relatively short distances by means of a ro-ro (roll on – roll off) concept.

status: Closed | theme: Hinterland Connection | type: Regional

Construction hubs (Bouwhubs)

The logistic costs in the construction industry are considerably high. It is also getting harder and harder to get deliveries to construction sites on time, due to increasing mobility problems. VIL, together with the research center of the construction industry (BBRI), is working out the project ‘Bouwhubs’ (which means ‘construction hubs’ in Dutch) to develop […]

status: Closed | theme: Hinterland Connection | type: Regional

Log!Ville

Log!Ville is the landmark innovation centre for the logistics ecosystem.

status: Closed | theme: Digital transformation, Green Supply Chains, Hinterland Connection | type: European

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