World Food Park: Smart Logistics

Secured exchange of logistical data in PVF industry

By Sharon Janmaat > 13 Apr, 2017

In conditioned road transport, 44% of the available pallet space remains unused. Enhanced utilisation of the cargo area gives retailers and traders a financial advantage and improves Rotterdam's competitive position as a region. What's more, efficiency alleviates the pressure on the roads, improves our sustainability profile and lowers CO2 emissions.

Economies of scale, automation and digitisation
To ensure that its operations are future-proof, Rotterdam Food Cluster is anticipating the increasing need for economies of scale, automation and digitisation of the food sector amongst retailers and traders. Together with partners, we are developing a physical and digital platform to enable optimal international facilitation of other regions and to attract new streams and activities. To be able to anticipate and respond to current affairs, we are already talking to major players in the United Kingdom so we can serve them in the best way possible in terms of labour and added value after a potential Brexit.

Secure and anonymised simulation and design of the platform
Rotterdam Food Cluster provides the possibility:

  • for businesses in the AGF (logistics) sector to have a (completely secure and anonymised) simulation carried out in terms of what the collaboration could mean to them;
  • for partners (public and private) to join in on the talks and the design phase for the physical and digital platform.

Simulation and design of the Smart Logistics Hub

Companies in the AGF logistics sector, retail sector and other stakeholders. The participating companies are: ABC Logistics, Terra Natura International, Verstegen and Snijpunt.

Rotterdam Food Cluster

2016 until 2020

Optimisation of the regional competitive position as AGF logistics service provider.

We are still looking for partners. Would you like to take part in a simulation or join in the decision-making for the development of the regional hub? Contact Sharon Janmaat for more information.