transport logistic 2019 drew to a close on 7th June 2019, having welcomed 5% more visitors. BEHALA was represented with its lighthouse project ELEKTRA. Other hot topics at the trade fair were the silk road and artificial intelligence.
From 4th to 7th June 2019, Munich played host to the world’s largest logistics trade fair, which even saw new visitor records. Hot topics included the trade war between the U.S. and China as well as the new silk road – plus a lot of hope is being pinned on artificial intelligence in many sectors. One of the major topics of discussion was the lack of drivers. In addition to more attractive working conditions, the hope is for artificial intelligence to be of help here in the long term too – by rendering logistics chains more transparent and efficient overall. “We want to make the growing traffic flows even more efficient, affordable, digital, environmentally friendly and climate-friendly,” explained the Transport Minister, Andreas Scheuer.
Around 64,000 visitors from 125 countries visited this year, equating to a 5% increase. BEHALA was represented at the “The German Capital Region” shared booth, where there was a great deal of interest in topics such as ELEKTRA – the push boat with a new energy system –, the heavy lift cargo shuttle and innovative logistics concepts such as KoMoDo and A-SWARM. “Trendsetting projects such as logistics solutions for the last mile (KoMoDo) and the autonomous electric operation of small vessel units (A-SWARM) were presented to a very varied and engaged public. With a host of great meetings with existing and potential business partners as well as service providers and suppliers, transport logistic once again proved a very successful platform, and we are already looking forward to the next trade fair in May 2021, where we will be able to reveal our initial experiences with ELEKTRA in test operation,” said Klaus-Günter Lichtfuß.