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Smart Logistics Corridors And The Benefits Of Intelligent Transport Systems

Maarten Oonk
Published 2014 · Engineering

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Increasing globalisation, competitiveness and customer demands leads to the need for the development of smart and seamless corridors connecting industrial clusters. Connectivity to achieve higher levels of resilience, responsiveness and service provisioning are needed in addition to solid and advanced information sharing. Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) can play a major role in this supporting concepts like synchromodality, cross chain control centres and single windows. Important breakthroughs can be achieved by combining existing technologies and know-how in the context of a shared vision about the future of logistics and the role technology will play. As most transport of goods take place between logistics hubs or clusters the concept of smart corridors connecting smart hubs can be used to define first applications that will add value to individual companies by introducing extended connectivity and information sharing. This paper will wander through the concepts of smart corridors, what it is and what it encompasses and what will be the opportunities for the short term of ITS for the logistics industry.
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