In a world facing more natural disasters, pandemics, and conflicts due to climate change, the European transport network is increasingly vulnerable to disruptions. Just in 2021, supply chain disruptions cost the Eurozone a staggering €112.7 billion. The complexity of global supply chains and tight transport schedules make European trade even more susceptible to disruptions unless we make transport networks more resilient.

To address this challenge, we need measures that also consider environmental and climate protection goals, aligning with the EU’s Green Deal and UN sustainability targets for the transport sector by 2030. The European concept of the “Physical Internet,” which aims for seamless and sustainable resource sharing in connected networks, is actively pursued. ReMuNet seeks to contribute to this vision by enhancing transport network resilience using digital technologies, from improving planning processes to quicker recovery after disruptions. Additionally, it focuses on synchromodal transport options with low emissions through relay traffic.

ReMuNet’s approach involves boosting corridor efficiency and resilience in the European freight and logistics transport network. Currently, this network lacks adequate standards, digitalization, and sustainable, cost-effective business models for utilizing various transport modes together. ReMuNet addresses this by introducing a synchromodal operative layer that allows for multimodal relay transport. It employs a self-learning system design continuously optimized for resilience and low emissions, ultimately improving corridor efficiency. The project involves an interdisciplinary consortium and collaboration with a wide stakeholder network to ensure practicality, marketability, and broad acceptance.