The idea of FENIX comes from the work and recommendations of the European Commission’s Digital Transport and Logistic Forum (DTLF) to create a viable and valid federative network of platforms as enabler for Business to Administration (B2A) and Business to Business (B2B) data exchange and sharing by transport and logistics operators. The project consortium is now in full preparation for its sequel “FENIX2.0”, a joint initiative to set and maintain the FENIX specifications in order to allow platforms to share data, including cross-border harmonisation and interoperability.
FENIX is developing the first European federated architecture for data sharing serving the European logistics community of shippers, logistics service providers, mobility infrastructure providers, cities, and authorities in order to offer interoperability between any individual existing and future platforms. It aims to establish a federated network of transport and logistics actors across Europe, enabling sharing of information and services needed to optimise TEN-T in 3 year time. The project also aims to demonstrate the operational feasibility and benefits through the organised national pilot sites focusing on testing the achieved interoperability capabilities and set up the EU corridor community building programme and to promote the benefits to the participants in terms of reduced costs and GHG emissions.
And now the FENIX project is in full preparation for its sequel “FENIX2.0”, a joint initiative to set and maintain the FENIX specifications in order to allow platforms to share data, including cross-border harmonisation and interoperability. Today, the project is going on with 11 key pilot sites on all TEN-T corridors in Europe.
Through intensive consultation rounds, the current FENIX partners came to a pre-final vision and strategy for FENIX2.0. The data sharing framework promoted by FENIX2.0 aims to be aligned with the DG-MOVE DTLF and the European Commission roadmaps on data spaces, infrastructures, and platform services. In the meantime, FENIX2.0 aims to provide guidance, recommendations, and advice to facilitate the development of policies and initiatives in line with data sharing concepts supporting data sovereignty, data privacy, open standards, certifications, and physical internet concepts. The legal gaps for real life deployments of these concepts will be identified, discussed, and communicated to relevant European bodies. “The FENIX 2.0 will also represent a joint initiative for testing and implementing transport and logistics services in light of cross-border harmonisation and interoperability. Through the FENIX2.0 initiative, any service provider can join together to harmonise the deployment activities of transport and logistics services across Europe. In the meantime, the final goal is also to achieve the deployment of interoperable cross-border corridor services,” says FENIX Project Coordinator Dr. Eusebiu Catana from consortium partner ERTICO.
FENIX2.0 involves a multitude of stakeholders from the private and public sector to facilitate also networking and collaboration among its members, to “digitally” go where no one has gone before in transport and logistics. Stay tuned to find out more about FENIX2.0.