In the EU project LOG4GREEN 13 partners from six European countries actively shaped the future field of logistics. The project’s aim was to compare the strategies of the European logistics regions in terms of the resource conservation of their development concepts. In addition, the research potential in the areas of sustainability, resource conservation, multimodal transport and urban supply were determined. Issues such as the dynamics of innovation, training a new generation of logistics experts and networking of the clusters involved also played an important role. The project LOG4GREEN was realized within the EU’s 7th Research Framework Programme and is part of the “regions of knowledge”. In several work packages, including support through benchmark analysis in the field of logistics networks, an international strategic research and action agenda was developed. The core competencies in the participating regions formed an excellent basis for a future-oriented exchange. Both the similarities and the differences inspired and enabled specific scientific work.

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Project management (overall)
Udo Tarmann, Development Agency Carinthia

Project management (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Dr. Thomas Hanke, University of Duisburg-Essen, Centre for Logistics & Traffic (ZLV)

Project management (Koç University)
Prof. Dr. Metin Türkay, Koç University, Department of Industrial Engineering

Research partners
Development Agency Carinthia (Austria)
University of Klagenfurt (Austria)
PROJEKT-kompetenz.eu (Austria)
EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr (Germany)
University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany)
KOÇ University (Turkey)
Istanbul Metropolitan Planning and Urban Design Centre (Turkey)
Odesssa National Maritime University (Ukraine)

Practice partners
Verein Netzwerk Logistik (Austria)
European-Ukrainian Bunsiness Agency (Ukraine)
Logistics in Wallonia (Belgium)
Nov@log (France)
International Transporters’ Association of Turkey (Turkey)

Project funding
European Union, Seventh Framework Programme

Project duration
December 1st, 2011 – November 30th, 2014