Clusters 2.0

The Port of Trieste is partner in the Clusters 2.0 project, co-funded by the H2020 Programme under grant agreement No 723265.

Clusters 2.0 will leverage the potential of European Logistics Clusters for a sustainable, efficient and fully integrated transport system. To do this, it will use an Open Network of Logistics Clusters operating in the frame of Ten-T and supporting local, regional and European development, while keeping neutral the local impacts such as congestion, noise, land use and local pollution levels:

  • making optimal use of an Open Network of Logistics Clusters
  • enhance and advance towards a better co-ordination between logistics actors in clusters
  • and to improve co-ordination and connectivity between European logistics clusters.

What will CLUSTERS 2.0 provide?

  • Establishing CargoStream a European wide community for freight sharing and collaboration (demand side)
  • Developing New Modular Loading Units and innovative handling and transhipment technology to accelerate handling processes within clusters for road and intermodal modes enabled by
  • Enhanced services on the supply side introducing the concept of Proximity Terminal Networks (PTN) enabled by enhanced information and asset management
  • Optimised handover and asset management through real time services at depots and terminals
  • Newly developed governance models introducing the role of a neutral agent forming the basis for new business models
  • Regulation and policy enhancing the set-up of collaborative cluster environments


During the next 3 years, the project will deploy challenging activities to meet important objectives, such as:

  • Increase the engagement, performance and coordination of terminals and hubs in the clusters.
  • Achieve a significant step forward in the European Transport performance through a hyper connected network of logistics hubs and clusters.
  • Develop low cost, low capital and investment intensive enhanced goods handling and transhipment solutions.

Always applying feasible business models and building robust business plans for the solutions.

The project, led by PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG., has 29 partners and will last from May 1st 2017 until 30th April 2020.