Logistics for Life - Coordination Action
Logistics for Life (L4Life) is a Coordination Action (CA) funded by the EU's Seventh Framework Programme Theme 3, ICT for Safety and Energy Efficiency in Mobility. This CA will bring together leading logistics companies, technology providers and research organizations working on Innovative ICT solutions to ensure the long-term sustainability of the logistics industry by increasing its operational efficiency.
Mission and Motivation
The project is motivated by freight transport's heavy reliance on fossil fuel, its contribution to CO2 emissions and by its impact on the environment and quality of life. These issues are counterbalanced by considerations specific to the logistics industry, where attempts to direct cargo towards environment friendly transport modes are failing to meet expectations and firms face problems of volatile fuel prices, infrastructures saturation and low margins typical of a commoditized sector.
L4Life will drive European ICT for Transport research in the direction of making logistics operations more efficient, and thus more environmentally friendly, financially and socially sustainable on the long term.