On 8 and 9 October the excellence of FENIX’ work was presented to the Australian Government. With the participation of FENIX Coordinator and ERTICO Senior Manager Eusebiu Catana, members of the Australian Government had the pleasure to learn from former EU-project AEOLIX and its Toolkit, as well as the LCMM (CO2), ETA-Estimated Time of Arrival and Cargo Bundling Services.

Highlight of the meeting were live demos by the FENIX and AEOLIX projects, starting with the AEOLIX toolkit, dashboard and LCMM (CO2). This demo showcased the end to end supply chain visibility and cargo bundling services under the FENIX federation. In logistics, these services assure a full visibility into owners of goods, freight forwarders and haulers’ transport chains, as well as an entirely new level of real-time shipment data for key events during transit. The AEOLIX end to end supply-chain visibility service delivers real-time intelligence in order to optimise the supply chain performance by quickly correlating data from different legacy systems, capturing organisational knowledge and providing the answer on the AEOLIX dashboard application, which serves as a “Virtual Control Tower” to enable shippers, operators and their consignees to manage the shared, extended supply chain. The AEOLIX service also accelerates time to value, provides intelligent insights to manage more effectively the inventory and further to mitigate disruptions to meet actual demand. Thanks to this service, cargo bundling services use data exchange and innovative logistics services enabled through AEOLIX to support LSPs and shippers through cargo demand/supply matching, quotation/booking management, cargo tracing and proof of delivery and as a corridor analytics to support policy makers. “Thanks to this solution, manufacturers and exporting companies reduce transport costs through shared loadings, while road transport operators optimise their transport capacity by avoiding empty or half-empty trips.”, said Mr. Catana. “Such a service uses data exchange and data sharing enabled through the AEOLIX platform to support mainly the exporters and the road operators/truck owners.”, he added. Various use cases were developed and presented, such as the publishing capacity and demand data for freight transport carriers; the viewing and search of road freight transport capacity data; the road freight transport capacity supply-demand matching; the booking of available road freight transport capacity, and the data analytics.

The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) and Cargo Bundling Services was the second demo showcased. This service shows the time when a ship, vehicle, aircraft and cargo is expected to arrive at a certain place. ETA usually runs on the AEOLIX toolkit, calculating the period within which a specific vehicle reaches its destination. It is a transport term that determines the remaining time at which some aircraft, cars, vessels, or emergency services will reach their destination. In simplified terms, it informs the customer about the expected time of delivery, inform about the planned duration of the transport of the goods, before it reaches its destination.

The meeting also introduced the AEOLIX Low Carbon mobility management (LCMM) service, developed by T-SYSTEMS. This service chosen by the International Organization for Standardisation as reference in the domain as ISO TC 204. TC204 was patterned on CEN TC278, and the cooperation is regulated by the Vienna Agreement between ISO and CEN. “As specified in the scope of this standard, it specifies a methodology of extracting trip data via nomadic device in order to estimate CO2 emissions not only for determining fuel consumption in the fleet operation and management in transportation and logistics areas, but also for providing assistant information to drivers with ecofriendly driving behavior.”, said Mr. Catana. “The standards also points out that the two parts of standardisation include the general information and use cases definition, and the related methodology to be evaluated.”, he added.

Further, the CO2 monitoring service, the ETA-Estimated Time of Arrival and the Cargo Bundling Services will be also deployed as FENIX federated services.