The “Business to Business" meetings among economic operators of logistics in the Mediterranean - coming from Lebanon, France, Italy and Spain – were held last week in Marseille, Cagliari and Porto Torres under the OPTIMED project - funded by the European cross-border cooperation ENPI CBC Med Programme.
The initiative, which involved 25 maritime transport enterprises coming from Lebanon, Italy and France has been organised lby ASCAME (Association of Mediterranean Chambers of Commerce), the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and by the Port Authority of Northern Sardinia and fell within the so-called "OPTIMED Business Week".
Meetings’ goal was to create a network of relations between public and private operators active in the field of transport and logistics in the Mediterranean, increasing the trade links between the north-western and south-eastern basin.
The "Business to Business" meetings have been, furthermore, the occasion for the companies involved to attend the workshop of presentation of the virtual logistics platform developed through the project.
“Thanks to the virtual logistics platform it will be possible to simulate the desired maritime routes with advantage for maritime operators, who then will be able to plan the transport of goods through a forecast and subsequent reduction of time, expenses and costs of emissions” said Bartholomew Michael Vassilantonakis from the Centre for Research and Tecnology Hellas (CERTH) of Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT).