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Synchromodality & Smart Steaming

SYNCHRO-NET is a powerful and innovative SYNCHRO-modal supply chain eco-NET which destresses the supply chain through the intelligent use of slow steaming and synchromodality, guaranteeing effective robust solutions which reduce emissions and costs for logistics operations while simultaneously increasing reliability and service levels for logistics users.

MJC²'s role in SYNCHRO-NET is to apply its container logistics scheduling algorithms to complex multimodal networks, optimizing routing and resource allocation.

SYNCHRO-NET - Smart Steaming and Synchromodal Optimization

Synchromodal Logistics

The SYNCHRO-NET solution provides an integrated optimization and simulation environment incorporating: real-time synchromodal logistics optimization; slow steaming ship simulation and control systems; synchromodal risk/benefit analysis statistical modelling; dynamic stakeholder impact assessment solution; and a synchro-operability communications and governance architecture.

Perhaps the most important output of SYNCHRO-NET is the demonstration that smart steaming, coupled with synchromodal logistics optimization delivers amazing benefits to all stakeholders in the supply chain: massive reduction in emissions for shipping and land-based transport due to modal shift to greener modes AND optimized planning processes leading to reduced empty kms for trucks and fewer wasted repositioning movements.

Reducing Costs & Emissions while Increasing Reliability

By working with industry leaders DHL, Cosco and Kuehne+Nagel, MJC² has proven the benefits of synchromodality in several operations in Europe, delivering cost savings, GHG emission reductions and increased reliability for customers.

This leads to lower costs for ALL stakeholders - shipping companies and logistics operators benefit from massive reduction in fuel usage, faster turnaround times in ports and terminals and increased resource utilisation/efficiency.

Customers and end users have greater control of their supply chain, leading to more reliable replenishment activity and therefore reduced safety stocks and expensive warehousing.

Authorities and governmental organisations benefit from a smoother, more controlled flow of goods through busy terminals, and reduction of congestion on major roads, thus maximising the utilisation of current infrastructure and making the resourcing of vital activities such as import/export control, policing and border security less costly.



Synchromodal logistics for sustainable global supply chains.


New algorithms for increasing resilience in the Supply Chain.


MJC² is a finalist for Maritime UK's 2050 innovation award.

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