ThPA S.A. is in collaboration with the Supply Systems Management department of the International Hellenic University, for the project IoC – Internet of Containers.
The action “Cooperation and networking actions between research organizations, educational institutions and companies in priority areas of the Strategic Smart Specialization Plan of the Region”, is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Program “Central Macedonia”, 2014-2020. It is part of Axis 01 and in particular, contributes to the Specific Objective 1b1: “Promotion of investments for the development of products and services in the priority areas of the Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3)”.
The main goal of the project is the application of technological solutions of the Internet of Things, in real container handling procedures at port terminals. The project includes the identification, modeling and documentation of container management procedures, in order to achieve “Intelligent Visibility” by monitoring disruption events throughout the critical path of a container trip and mitigate, as well as optimize, strategies that can be deployed, using Operations time as the most relevant weighted factor during the whole process.
The results of the project are expected to enhance the safe and effective monitoring and management of containers and the reliable estimation of lay time in the port area.