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More efficient, sustainable and safe flows of goods and people in the Bologna Interport

How to optimize the movement and logistics of a freight village of more than 800 thousand m2 of covered area that includes about 130 companies, a total of more than 5,000 workers and a continuous flow of vehicles within it? In the 21st century, the answer is once again technology.

The Bologna freight terminal represents an ecosystem of flows of goods and people that can give rise to problems for the safety and well-being of those who work within the spaces, while also creating a strong environmental impact.

The project InTerLab aims to make the mobility of goods and people in the Bologna Freight Village more efficient and safer, involving the companies of logistics operators in order to establish a territorial laboratory that can be used by different stakeholders.

The main aim of the project is to identify solutions to optimize the flows of goods and people, aimed in addition at:

  • reduce risk occurrences;
  • reduce traffic congestion;
  • reduce pollutant emissions;
  • improve the overall usability of common areas.

The objectives will be achieved through the implementation of a tool to act on a fleet schedule and perform what-if analyses based on scores related to:

    • to the safety of loading/unloading operations;
    • to the efficiency of deliveries/collections;
    • to pollutant emissions.

The two-year project is funded by the regional call for proposals “Territorial Laboratories for Business Innovation and Sustainability in Emilia-Romagna,” which aims to develop territorial laboratories for business sustainability in implementation of Agenda 2030, thus contributing to the revitalization and development of the regional economy.

MISTER is partner of Città Metropolitana di Bologna in the development of the project for R&D activities and for communication and dissemination activities.


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