Altice Forum Braga hosted the 2nd conference “Cities and Logistics”
Efacec participated in the 2nd edition of the conference “Cities and Logistics”, organised by the Portuguese Association of Logistics, which took place today at Altice Forum Braga. The Portuguese company, represented by Nuno Silva, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), shared its experience and vision on the challenges of “Technologies and Infrastructures for an efficient and sustainable Logistics”.
One of the topics covered by the head of Efacec’s technology department was the company’s active participation in the evolution of the business model associated with smart cities, as well as its involvement in the evolution of technologies and infrastructures in the cities of the future, particularly in terms of mobility and energy systems.
With smart cities on the horizon, Nuno Silva explained how Efacec’s electric mobility solutions contribute to digitalisation and Industry 4.0. These solutions reinforce the company’s innovation and pioneering spirit and meet the demands of a sector that marks the future of societies and is fundamental for a more sustainable world.
The CTO’s intervention also focused on the impact of city logistics on CO2 emissions and how electrification contributes to a potential 45% reduction of emissions. He also addressed the reduction of operational costs that the conversion from fossil fuels to electric generates, and the need to coordinate and optimise charging times, availability, geographical dispersion and charging infrastructure capacity, as well as the impact on the energy distribution network and energy communities.
For Nuno Silva: “This is a crucial topic for Efacec, given its portfolio of integrated solutions in the fields of energy, mobility, environment and coordination of urban systems in a holistic perspective. Through its various projects, Efacec has established itself as one of the main national references in the development of sustainable technologies for smart cities. We create differentiating solutions and, over the last few years, we have transformed the challenges of the cities of the future into opportunities for innovation”.
The conference also addressed urban logistics in the city’s global planning; the importance of the last mile and reverse logistics for customers and companies; the difficulties in accessing large centres, with special emphasis on infrastructures and means of transport and trends and knowledge in mobility, equipment and technology.
With a comprehensive presence in the Energy, Mobility and Environment value chain, Efacec operates as a supplier of solutions and integrated EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) systems and O&M (Operations & Maintenance) services partner. Efacec is present in strategic markets such as Europe, the United States, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa.