Pilot site Greece

Greece Balkan-TEN-T network, Adriatic-Ionian corridor-Cyprus multimodal Pilot Site

The Greek Pilot Site (FENIXGR) operates as an open innovation community within which private enterprises, public authorities and research institutions collaborate to facilitate research-practice integration, and develop solutions for real-life, transport and logistics (T&L) business scenarios. FENIXGR’s main goal is achieving integrated T&L operations along the Greek part of the Orient/East-Med Corridor and to the rest of TEN-T corridors towards North and Central Europe through the federation of local logistics platforms.


Actions & Opportunities

FENIXGR focuses on the enhancement of the competitiveness and ecological footprint of the Greek part of the Orient/East-Med Corridor by emphasizing in the part of the corridor that connects the biggest and busiest port of Greece, Piraeus, the capital city, Athens, and the second most populated city, Thessaloniki, to the northern borders area. This will be achieved through the digital transformation of logistics operations and the provision of smart supply chain solutions for real time information and data exchange – that refer to both rail and road operations – along the corridor. 


In this way, an interconnected Greek Transport & Logistics Network will be established enabling the movement of goods from ports and airports to every city and receiver destination in ways that optimize environmental performance. More specifically, the proposed infrastructure will:

  1. Ensure interoperability between supply chain partners’ systems, lowering the barriers to collaboration and information sharing and creating trust in the complexity of multi-modal transport;
  2. Deliver connectivity solutions and tooling that will allow low-cost integration of transport actors in Greece including SMEs in supply chain, supporting the horizontal two-way communication and information exchange between collaborating partners for the efficient planning of their operations;
  3. Provide integration tools and solutions as a service for the cost-effective integration of sensors and smart devices deployed in IoT and ITS solutions, for efficient supply chain data management;
  4. Integrate open/linked data sources, creating a Greek aggregation and monitoring subscription service, providing information, notifications and alerts to stakeholders (according to their profiles and specific concerns) on possible events that may impact freight movement and influence their operations;
  5. Integrate event management capabilities to accelerate visibility and transparency in the execution of plans, and to allow real-time reaction for faster supply chain reconfiguration and increased resilience;
  6. Provide KPI targeted orchestration of logistics processes with the advantage of using elasticity of the infrastructure, allowing scale up or even switching planning applications at minimum cost. This facilitates entering new markets or launching new services;
  7. Ensure total visibility, proactive and feedback driven decision making as well as flexible collaborative planning along the Greek part of the Orient East-Med Corridor. Proactive decision-making combines current knowledge of SC needs (derived from a cloud-enabled real time view) with the understanding of key lead times, enabling optimization of KPIs. Better end-to-end visibility carries over to the financial side of operations, allowing monitoring financial performance of the transport operation.

The following cases are implemented in the Greek Pilot site: Digitalisation of port processes (A2B, B2B, B2A processes), Balanced use of modal availability along the corridor – Intermodality, Monitoring of status of transport operations, Traffic management & parking availability, Yellow Pages & KPIs, and End-to-end provision of logistics services for SMEs along the corridor.

Partners involved

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Member State), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport (CERTH/HIT) (Implementing body & Pilot Site Leader), Institute of Communication and Computer Sciences (ICCS) ) (Implementing body), Kuehne + Nagel S.A., TREDIT S.A., INLECOM Innovation, CLMS, Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT S.A.), Piraeus Consolidation and Distribution Center (PCDC S.A.), Piraeus-Europe-Asia Rail Logistics, S.A., (PEARL S.A.)


TEN-T corridors: Orient/East-Med corridor