COREALIS Final Conference

The COREALIS project, funded by EU H2020 programme, worked on the topic of the Port of the Future from May 2018 till the project end in April 2021. During this time, COREALIS team worked towards the vision of the Port of the Future by proposing a strategic, innovative framework, supported by disruptive technologies, including Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, next generation traffic management and emerging 5G networks, for cargo ports to handle upcoming and future capacity, traffic, efficiency and environmental challenges.

With a total budget of 5.1 million Euros funding by the European Commission, 17 partners from 10 European and associated Countries worked together and joined their expertise to contribute to the vision of a more environmentally friendly, socially sustainable and financially viable port of the Future.The proposed beyond state-of-the-art innovations, targeted to increase efficiency and optimize land use, while being financially viable, respecting circular economy principles and being of service to the urban environment. These innovations were implemented and tested in real operating conditions in 5 Living Labs, namely Piraeus port, Valencia port, Antwerp port, Livorno port and Haminakotka port.

COREALIS Final Conference was held virtually on the 23rd of April 2021, via the GoToWebinar online platform so as to secure all participants’ safety and health. The conference was well attended, reaching 145 participants.

Video Recording

In case you missed our online event, you can watch it at your own pace on the following COREALIS YouTube videos.


Opening Session

Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director of ICCS

The Port of the Future
Mr. Sergio Escriba, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), European Commission

What is a Container Move?
Frank Kho, Chief Executive Officer, Terminal Industry Committee 4.0

COREALIS palette of Innovations 1: A step closer to the Port of the Future

COREALIS at a Glance
Dr. Angelos Amditis, ICCS

Truck appointment system
Susanna Caminals, SGS

Ville Hinkka, VTT

Brokerage Platform
Tomasz Dowgielewicz, MARLO

Luca Stroppolo, ERICSSON

COREALIS palette of Innovations 2: A step closer to the Port of the Future 

Predictor Asset Management
Sébastien Nicolas, NEC

Cargo Flow Optimiser
Stefano Persi, MOSAIC

Port of The Future Serious Game
Wiebe de Boer, DELTARES

Green Cookbook – Just-In-Time (JIT) Rail Shuttle Service
Carles Pérez Cervera, VPF

Green Cookbook – Energy Assessment Framework
Sven De Breucker, DYNNIQ

Innovation Incubator
Carles Pérez Cervera, VPF

Port of the Future Network: a common vision towards 2030

Docks The Future: Smart tools for sustainable ports
Alexio Picco, CIRCLE (DocksTheFuture coordinator)

Pixel: Port IoT for Environmental Leverage
Carlos Palau, UPV (PIXEL coordinator)

PortForward: Towards a green and sustainable ecosystem for the EU Port of the Future
Christian Blobner, Fraunhofer (Port Forward coordinator)

High-level discussion on the ‘Vision and challenges towards the port of 2030 and beyond’, moderated by Dr. Angelos Amditis

Carles Rua
Chief Innovation Officer, Port of Barcelona

Paolo Pagano
Director of Joint Laboratory CNIT/AdSPTS

Nik Delmeire
Coordinator, European Inland Waterway Transport Platform – IWT

Fernando Liesa
Secretary General, European Technology Platform ALICE

Zhang Anming
CEO of Piraeus Port Authority, Managing Director of Piraeus Container Terminal

Piet Opstaele
Innovation enablement manager, Port of Antwerp

Pieter de Waard
Corporate Strategist, Port of Rotterdam

Closing session

Wrap up and highlights for the future
Dr. Angelos Amditis, Research Director of ICCS

Photo Gallery