Between the 7th and 9th of June 2023, TECHLOG partners participated in the prestigious 25th edition of the International Logistics Conference (Salon Internacional de Logística) held in Barcelona. As the city transformed into the global logistics hub, TECHLOG seized the opportunity to present cutting-edge simulation technologies and their applications in the industry.
The TECHLOG booth featured a selection of Living Labs, including the highly immersive Euro Truck Simulator, designed to transport visitors into various international trade, logistics, and transport scenarios. “Our simulators accurately recreate realistic training environments for professionals in port logistics, such as truck drivers and crane operators. Moreover, they offer fair participants an immersive and informative experience, providing a comprehensive overview of the TECHLOG project,” explained Orlando Reveco, representative of the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, a valued TECHLOG partner.
Throughout the event, the TECHLOG project delivered special demonstrations showcasing its platforms and diverse applications. Notably, a truck driving competition utilizing the advanced simulator attracted attendees’ attention, highlighting how the use of simulation can enhance truck drivers’ skills, focus, safety, environmental efficiency, and sustainability. The competition brought an extra level of excitement to the International Logistics Conference which showcased the skills and expertise of participating attendees, who vied for the top spot in a challenging simulation scenario. The event was a resounding success, with two deserving winners emerging victorious, demonstrating their exceptional abilities and mastery of logistics operations.
Furthermore, TECHLOG partners took full advantage of the conference to foster collaboration and establish fruitful business connections. Multiple B2B meetings were held between the project partners and various industry stakeholders, including leading companies, logistics experts, and policymakers. These meetings provided a valuable platform for exchanging ideas, exploring potential partnerships, and identifying new avenues for technological transfer and innovation in the logistics sector. The engaging discussions and productive networking sessions further solidified TECHLOG’s position as a catalyst for positive change and advancement in the Mediterranean logistics landscape.
Beyond the booth activities, TECHLOG partners, stakeholders, and facilitators actively participated in the 19th MedaLogistics Summit, emphasizing the significant impact of technological transfer and innovation in simulation for companies. During the MedaLogistics conference on the 8th and 9th of June, prominent speakers including Eduard Rodés, Director of the Escola Europea – Intermodal Transport, Ahmed El Wakil, President of ASCAME, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, Alaa Ezz, Secretary General of CEEBA, Gianfranco Fancello and Patrizia Serra from the University of Cagliari UNICA CIREM, and Rabih Sabra, General Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut & Mount Lebanon, presented the developed Living Labs. This showcase took place at the Agora, the main meeting space of the SIL conference, within the stand of the Port of Barcelona, an integral part of the city’s infrastructure.
TECHLOG’s active participation in the event proved to be a catalyst in fostering meaningful connections among influential stakeholders in the Mediterranean transport and logistics sectors. By showcasing the power of innovative simulations, the project demonstrated how experiential education can effectively transform the learning experience. This successful engagement reaffirms TECHLOG’s unwavering commitment to revolutionize the industry through state-of-the-art simulation solutions. With a focus on driving collaborative efforts and embracing innovation, TECHLOG strives to create a more efficient, sustainable, and interconnected logistics ecosystem that benefits all stakeholders involved. The project remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of logistics education and technology for the advancement of the Mediterranean region and beyond.
TECHLOG, a 30-month EU co-financed project with a total budget of €3.4 million, of which €3.1 million (90%) is funded by the European Union, aims to drive logistics innovation through technological transfer in the Mediterranean area. The project consortium comprises lead beneficiary University of Cagliari in Italy, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Crafts and Agriculture of Maremma and Tirino (Italy), the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (Egypt), the European School of Short Shipping, EEIG (Spain), the Federation of Egyptian European Business Associations (Egypt), the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon (Lebanon), the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Sfax (Tunisia), and Sfax University (Tunisia).