The Physical Internet (PI) is a future vision for fully open and connected logistics networks, in which physical, digital, operational and financial interconnectivity are central. Research has shown that PI offers opportunities for more efficient, bundled and shared, and sustainable logistics, also in urban areas.
The Physical Internet Initiative aims at transforming the way physical objects are moved, stored, realized, supplied and used, pursuing global logistics efficiency and sustainability. Originating from Professor Benoit Montreuil in 2006, this groundbreaking vision, revolutionizing current paradigms, has stirred great interest from scientific, industrial as well as governmental communities.
Nowadays, more and more residents live in cities. These cities are most of the time created in the time of the Industrial Revolution. You can imagine the structure of a city with industrial and economic -shopping and leisure – and living areas, all interconnected by an infrastructure for public an private transport of persons and …
The International Physical Internet Conference 2018 from June 18-22 in Groningen (NL) aims to provide an open forum for researchers, industry representatives, government officials and citizens to together explore, discuss, introduce leading edge concepts, methodologies, recent projects, technological advancements, start-up for Physical Internet implementation.
It’s easy to envision self-driving trucks safely and efficiently carrying shipments down highways. But that’s only part of any product’s journey between manufacturers and customers. How will the new mobility ecosystem handle the whole trip, including last-mile delivery?
In recent years the tremendous power of digital sharing platforms and crowd-based access to existing assets has started to rewrite the rules of business for many industries. Smartphones and mobile technologies combined with shifting societal values are allowing companies with new business models to proliferate at unprecedented speed, scale, and valuation.
DynaHUBs is a project designed to kick start the development of the Physical Internet using a crowd-sourced approach. Starting with motorcycles, we will test the technology and the business model to provide a new way of connecting routes and increasing capacity for door-to-door cargo and freight logistics. Once proven on motorcycles this capability will be …