Galileo-based solutions for urban freight transport
Background & Objectives
The GALENA project aims at developing a robust Freight Pooling application, i.e. the equipment as well as the information system and the supervision platform needed for the cross supply chain orchestration of a community of shippers involved in freight pooling, particularly in urban areas where many carriers are involved.
The GALENA application will make use of the key features of EGNOS and GALILEO, coupled with security services in the handset, to enable the different carrier operators willing to join a Mutualized Transportation Community to timestamp, geo-locate, and formalize their trip as well as any events occurring during the shipping.
By doing so, the GALENA application will enable to remotely and automatically track and manage - in a secure and non-falsifiable way – along the supply chain the status changes and the liability for goods shipping between the different stakeholders involved in urban freight pooling – thus solving the concerns on quality of service, liability for goods, and flows traceability. GALENA will also improve the logistical performance and reduce the negative impacts associated with the last-mile logistics: congestion, energy consumption and pollutant emissions.