Smart and modular containers for the Physical Internet – possibilities and obstacles

  • Florian Ehrentraut (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk at conference or symposiumScience to science


Funded on physical, digital and operational interconnectivity the Physical Internet (PI) has been introduced to achieve an open, global and interconnected logistics network. Next to standardized interfaces and protocols, the encapsulation of goods in smart and modular containers is one of the key pillars to realize the PI and to enable an order-of-magnitude improvement in the efficiency and sustainability of logistics systems. The presentation will focus on the possibilities arising from the use of PI containers and possible obstacles towards their implementation.
Period19 Jun 2018
Event title5th International Physical Internet Conference: BRINGING PHYSICAL INTERNET TO LIFE
Event typeConference
LocationGroningen, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Physical Internet
  • Physical Internet Container

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical