ThPA S.A. – Port of Thessaloniki, is a partner and pilot site of the project PIXEL – Where IoT meets the Port of The Future, which is financed by the H2020-EU.3.4 – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES – Smart, Green and Integrated Transport framework.
The aim of the project is the two-way cooperation of ports, multimodal transport actors and cities for the mitigation of potential environmental impacts, deriving from operations. PiXEL, through modeling and simulation of Thessaloniki port procedures, as well as the integration of their potential environmental impacts on a new metric scale, namely the Port Environmental Index (PEI), provides automated optimization for the use of port resources and thus, facilitates the best integration of the port, with the adjacent city of Thessaloniki and the relevant port stakeholders.
The consortium includes ports from three European countries, such as the port of Bordeaux (FR), the port of Monfalcone (IT) (Gorizia Intermodal Terminal – SDAG, the Monfalcone Port Special Service (ASPM) and its System Informatics Entity (INSIEL) of Friuli Venezia Giulia), while the Greek participation is completed with the port of Piraeus. Also, University institutions and major research centers, such as the Polytechnic School of the University of Valencia (ES), the Medical School of the University of Rijeka (HR), the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas – CERTH (GR) and the Center for Information and Electronics of Aquitaine Technology – CATIE (FR). Finally, the development and implementation of Information Technologies, by distinguished software development companies, such PRODEVELOP S.L. (ES), XLAB d.o.o. (SI), ORANGE (FR), CREOCEAN (FR) και iPEOPLE (GR).