Transport and logistics arena

The Transport and Logistics Arena was launched in November 2011 during the 1st CISB Annual Meeting with a partnership with the Lindholmen Science Park (LSP) in Sweden in a workshop to connect partners, discuss challenges for the area and propose solutions.

The arena took off with the partnership between CISB and the Centre of Innovation in Port Logistics and Infrastructure – CILIP/USP that performed a study in August 2013 about the main challenges faced by the sector in Brazil. After this the focus was directed to the challenges of ports and maritime logistics in Brazil. These are areas related to CILIP/USP that have synergy with the Gothenburg hub where LSP and Chalmers University of Technology are located.

To increase CISB’s research network a study was performed in 2015 to map researchers, companies, universities, and research institutes that work in the area, including government agencies responsible for ports and maritime logistics. The entire knowledge acquired was then disseminated to the arena’s partners.

With the participation of Volvo Cars as from the end of 2014, a space was created to discuss new themes and collaboration opportunities, such as alternative fuel and traffic safety as well as autonomous vehicles.

Find out about the workshops that have been done in the arena:

- Transport and Logistic Workshop 2011
- Port and Maritime Logistics Workshop 2013
- Opportunities in Maritime Logistics Workshop 2014
- Opportunities in Alternatives Biofuel Workshop 2014
- International Workshop on Green Corridors: European Experience and Brazilian Perspectives 2015
- Opportunities in Traffic Safety and Autonomous Vehicles Workshop 2015
- Workshop in Autonomous Systems 2016
- Forum on Innovation in Supply Chain 2016

The series of workshops mentioned above brought together more than 330 participants from Brazil and/or Sweden who had the opportunity to connect and identify synergies for project development.

Another constant activity in the arena is the realization of virtual meetings with leaders and partners to guarantee the ongoing discussion of ideas and project generation, in addition to the continuous monitoring of funding opportunities for projects in the area.

Find out the two great projects of the Arena:

- Green Corridors: Its objective was to promote research and innovation in the Brazilian Maritime Transport System, aiming at its sustainability and efficiency. The partners of the project were: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Center for Innovation in Logistics and Port Infrastructure (CILIP), Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli/USP), FEI University, Federal University of ABC, Lindholmen Science Park and CISB.

- PERFORMAR Demonstrator: The objective was to contribute to the establishment of capacities that make possible a more efficient, safe and friendly navigation system in Brazil, based on the concept of Maritime Traffic Management developed in Europe. The partners in this project were: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Saab AB, Chalmers University of Technology, Viktoria Institute, Oceânica, Federal University of ABC and CISB.

Currently the Arena is focused on the dissemination of the European Sea Traffic Management project for several key players in Brazil and seeks to enable the implementation of a pilot of this in the Brazilian ports. For this, CISB has the support of the researcher Mauro Sampaio from FEI University, who did postdoctoral at Chalmers University of Technology and is a great expert in the field.

For more information, please send us a message contact@cisb.org.br.