Enabling Sustainable Freight Air Transport in the Adriatic Region through Development of ICT Platform

Saranti, Panagiota Georgia I. and Stephanedes, Yorgos J. and Chondrogianni, Dimitra V. (2022) Enabling Sustainable Freight Air Transport in the Adriatic Region through Development of ICT Platform. Mobility, Knowledge and Innovation Hubs in Urban and Regional Development. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2022, 27th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 269-276. ISSN 2521-3938

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Freight transport in the Adriatic area suffers from persistent organizational, operational and service barriers and the negative impacts of road transport. Multimodal interventions could reduce CO2 emissions and other impacts, including air and noise pollution, and road congestion. Integrated sustainable solutions can act to improve traffic flow and logistics, and management of goods and tourism supply. Multimodal optimization of road-sea combined transport can be augmented to include air modal share on existing and new routes for sensitive freight with emphasis on yearlong operations. This paper adresses the need to improve and extend the availability of passenger routes to allow the potential for mixed cargo in the Adriatic with a case study in Italy-Greece transport. Such plans are hampered by the overlong (up to 15 hours) duration of air trips, which could reduce product quality within a few hours after harvest. Fast shipment and delivery of affordable fresh products, such as mozzarella and strawberries is essential, and would benefit from nonused passenger cargo. Fresh products could use available hold space, guaranteeing lower-than-conventional shipping time at affordable price. The new service would establish new shipping options for fresh products, empowering Italian and Greek local producers. The service will be enabled through an integrated ICT platform that was developed to offer user access (e.g. to information on departure time, load space availability, goods allowed for transportation), and facilitate creation of new market opportunities for fresh producers. The platform supports the identification of demand and supply (by creating accounts as seller or buyer) and the booking of transport. The platform end user (seller or buyer) can find the proper passenger carrier for shipping fresh products to the airport of origin. Platform design includes Operational (OR) and NonOperational (NOR) requirements. For assuring traceability and location information, static and dynamic RFID tags and portable RFID readers, as well as GPS devices and/or tracking smartphones and supporting infrastructure were included.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sustainable freight transport, fresh products, ICT platfom, air transport, demand and supply
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
Depositing User: The CORP Team
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2022 19:00
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2022 13:53
URI: http://repository.corp.at/id/eprint/952

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