Logistics is one of the most important sectors for the competitiveness of a country and even more central today to allow Italian companies to move goods efficiently and foster growth. Lombardy is the main area of origin and destination for the transport of goods in Italy. The logistics sector in the region has a turnover in excess of 10 billion euros with 18,000 companies and a 90,000-strong workforce.
The region is one of the "four engines of Europe" together with Catalonia, Baden-Württemberg and the Rhône-Alpes region. Greater Milan is the hub for Italy through which goods worth 140 billion euros, 16% of the domestic total, and 35 million people transit every year (sources: Alsea, Confetra).
In this context, Transpotec Logitec is a reference for drawing attention to a strategic area for the development of the entire Italian logistics sector, giving new impetus to initiatives to enhance it, that are especially important at this time of generalised slump in the national economy caused by the pandemic.
Fully achieving the goal of sustainable and competitive transport is not possible without considering logistic activities as a whole. More efficient forms of mobility cannot disregard an increasingly modern and efficient infrastructure network, new digitised management models that guarantee immediate action in the tracking of moving goods and an increasingly close-knit relationship between city logistics (on urban level) and intermodal activities, which work on long hauls and connect to international transport routes.
Broadening the perspective to infrastructure, and given that road transport remains by far the most common, the development, expansion and evolution of the road network take on a central role to ensure safety, but also to support the spread of new technologies, such as electric vehicles, that require specific assistance services and charging points, or innovative formulae, such as platooning and autonomous driving, that require connected networks along the entire route.
Alongside the road network, the efficiency of logistics cannot fail to refer to intermodality and other forms of transport, including rail and sea. Intermodal nodes - in Lombardy alone there are 12 where combined transport companies operate, generating 30% of national traffic, mostly to international destinations - put Italy in the position to play an increasingly central role also for routes to and from Asia and the Mediterranean. There are many challenges still open on this front as well, from the network modernisation to the evolution of usage strategies with increasingly efficient coordination between operators at all levels.
For these reasons, meeting at Transpotec Logitec in the heart of Italy's most important logistics region will be a new incentive for operators to look at the challenges for the whole country. With the contribution of important associations, institutions and experts in the sector, the event will give voice to the most important issues for the sector, creating exchange opportunities to promote increasingly efficient, digitalised and sustainable logistics. Among product proposals, training events and conferences, Transpotec Logitec will be the content hub at the service of the sector in the logistics hub that moves the goods of Italy.
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