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The EU’s new digital single transport environment: e-FTI regulation and Customs | SMART-C Final event

14th December, 10:00am - 12:45pm CET


Information sharing and interoperability among IT platforms together with a uniform legal framework (e-FTI) are crucial factors towards the EU's new digital single transport environment that will enable cut of costs for operators, removal of barriers, reduction of the environmental footprint, increase of security and effectiveness in the new EU transport single market.

Representatives from DG MOVE, DG TAXUD, CINEA, ALICE, Central Adriatic Ports Authority, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency, Port of Antwerp, ICCS will guide us in deepen these topics and through the final results of the CEF funded project SMART-C (Scalo MArotti virtual Corridor), discovering how AI technology virtually extends the Port of Ancona facilities through the creation of a virtual tunnel for the secure transfer of the cargo from the embarking/disembarking areas from/to the Customs Gate.

Session Agenda

Moderator: Mikael Lind, Senior Research Advisor, Research Institute of Sweden


Welcome and Openings

10:00am – 10:05am

Adm. (r.) Giovanni Pettorino, Special Commissioner, Central Adriatic Ports Authority


10:05am – 10:10am

Danilo Bottone, Manager, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency  

Setting the Scene


10:10am – 10:15am | Maritime informatics to empower port operations

Mikael Lind, Senior Research Advisor, Research Institute of Sweden


10:15am – 10:30am 

Lia Potec, Policy Officer, DG MOVE


10:30am – 10:45am

Zahouani Saadaoui, Head of Sector, DG TAXUD

Marco Marsili, Policy Officer, DG TAXUD


10:45am – 10:55am

Patricya Kuleszka,  Project Manager, CINEA

10:55am - 11:05am | Q&A



SESSION 1 – The SMART-C Project


11:05am – 11:15am

Guido Vettorel, Head of unit development, promotion, statistics, communication and EU projects, Central Adriatic Ports Authority


11:15am – 11:20am | SMART-C video


11:20am – 11:30am | Customs and Monopolies agency Digital Tranformation

Alfredo Volpicelli, Project Manager, Italian Customs and Monopolies Agency

11:30am - 11:40am | Q&A


SESSION 2 – The perspective of the players


11:40am – 11:50am | The perspective of the Logistics

Fernando Liesa, Secretary General, ALICE

11:50am – 12:00pm | Building the Port of the Future in Antwerp

Piet Opstaele, Innovation lead, Port of Antwerp

12:00pm – 12:10pm | Promising fields of application for A.I. and Cutting edge technologies in Port and Logistics

Pavlos Basaras, Scientific Project Manager, ICCS


12:10pm – 12:40pm | Discussion on the statements

12.40pm | Conclusions

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