Material Handling Systems for Physical Internet Hubs: Evaluation and readiness of present Material Handling Systems for the Physical Internet

Florian Ehrentraut, Herbert Gabernig

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Upon the numerous research fields arising from the Physical Internet (PI) concept, PI Hubs are one of the key elements to realize a future PI. PI Hubs, synonymous to nodes in the Digital Internet, represent the transition points of a future PI network and can be described as a node where PI-containers switch from one logistics service to another. They represent a gateway between two logistics networks, change of mode of transport, change of vehicle, coupling/decoupling, etc
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2018
Event5th International Physical Internet Conference: BRINGING PHYSICAL INTERNET TO LIFE - University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Jun 201822 Jun 2018


Conference5th International Physical Internet Conference
Abbreviated titleIPIC2018
Internet address


  • Physical Internet
  • Physical Internet Hubs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

Fields of Expertise

  • Mobility & Production

Treatment code (Nähere Zuordnung)

  • Theoretical

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