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First Patent Grant for the Container<sup>2.0</sup> family of patents
On the 1st of June the Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation granted a Patent Certificate to PEOPLE for the patent application regarding the Lightweight Metallic Shipping Container. The PEOPLE team welcomed the first patent grant with enthusiasm and marked the change in status from “patent pending” to “patent granted” as a historical milestone in the lifeline of the company. We are expecting with eagerness further patent grants within 2020.
One more exceptional review for PEOPLE's patent applications
PEOPLE enthusiastically announce the favorable patent examination in the Hellenic Industrial Property Organization of another PEOPLE patent application. We have been advised that a patent will grant imminently in Greece as already is the case in France following a similar favorable examination resulting from a study performed by the European Patent Office. We further expect similar outcomes in other global jurisdictions.
One more exceptional review for a patent application from Container<sup>2.0</sup> family
On the 30th of March, we received yet another favorable review from European authorities, who have found all claimed features to be novel in a patent application that belongs to the family of patents related to the world’s lightest and most eco-friendly Intermodal container.
We Stay at Home – We Continue to Create
Everyone was talking about work-life balance, and there’s no better way to improve our work-life balance than to create from home.
We Stay at Home - We Stay Healthy
We Waste Less Time Commuting - We are More Productive
We Enjoy! It’s easier than ever!
We want to be part of the global effort not only to overcome the immediate threat, but also to shape the kind of world we will inhabit once the storm passes. Think Beyond
RETIMO selected to be funded by the “Research – Create – Innovate” program
We are pleased to announce that we have been selected to participate in the "Research - Create - Innovate" program for the RETIMO (Real Time Monitoring) project.
The purpose of the RETIMO project is to develop a modern system, which will be supporting the supply and transport chain. Through this system, means of transport and products will be exchanging data in near real time environment, which will be analyzed with the use of predictive and artificial intelligence algorithms.
International patent filing for Smart Container
PEOPLE’s international patent family has a new member. The new patent filing corresponds to the Smart Container. Our Container2.0 is the first container worldwide with embedded smart functionality.
The Container <sup>2.0</sup> Certified by Lloyds Register
We are excited to announce that the Container2.0 (Type40), received the CSC and TIR Certificate from Lloyd’s Register after successfully completing the certification tests according to ISO Standards for Dry Containers.
The Container2.0 is not only the lightest metallic container in the world but also the world’s first smart dry container from its birth. The Container2.0 benefiting the transport and logistics industry, bettering business and its effect on the planet. The world can now move its goods in a more efficient, lucrative and eco-friendly way.
PEOPLE BiLOG 2019 participation
PEOPLE represented the PIXEL project at the BiLOG conference which took place from 16th to 17th of October at La Spezia Italy. PIXEL is an EU project in the framework of the Horizon 2020 calls which aims to increase the European small and medium ports’ efficiency while at the same time reducing their environmental impact by leveraging on the use of IoT. BiLOG is a conference that is taking place in the city of La Spezia and is organized every two years in order to create a special occasion for professionals and authorities across Europe to discuss on the sustainable, connected and resilient topics relative to sea logistics and supply chains. Leonidas from PEOPLE was a speaker at the Port of the Future round table discussion and he presented the value PIXEL is trying to create by modelling ports’ activities and measuring environmental indices with the use of environmental sensors.
Energy and climate impacts of lightening the weight of containers
We are pleased to announce that we are now cooperating with the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), in order to examine and calculate the mitigation of CO2 emissions, in freight transport, by replacing conventional containers with our newly developed lightweight containers. The study will focus on 40-tonne trucks, long-distance trains and containerships.
Second phase of Container<sup>2.0</sup> Tests
We successfully completed the second phase of Container2.0 tests in August 2019 in China. The next step is to certify our product and test it in the real environment. Stay tuned!
New international patent application
We are excited to announce the filing of a new patent application that refers to the unique lightweight design of the floor structure of a shipping container. The innovative floor structure is at the same time 100% recyclable, more environment-friendly and more hygienic.
We're testing our newly developed lightweight container system
We successfully completed the first phase of tests in December 2018 in the UK. We are now heading to China. In July we are planning to manufacture and test our 40ft HC box and 45ft PW box that comprises weight reduction, minimized maintenance and enhanced the durability of the floor structure.
Container<sup>2.0</sup> patent application has received exceptional review
We are pleased to announce that our Container 2.0 patent application has received exceptional review in Europe. A patent grant is expected to follow soon ahead of global markets. We are also planning to file for additional patents on the unique design technology we are implementing in the Container 2.0.
EU Funding Grand Agreement signed for Pixel Project
We have been selected for an EU funding grant for the Pixel Project. As part of the Pixel project, we are working to enable a two-way collaboration of ports, multimodal transport agents and cities for optimal use of internal and external resources, sustainable economic growth and environmental impact mitigation. The Pixel project will leverage the latest technology enabling the exchange of data among ports and stakeholders. In doing so we can ensure the measurable benefits of efficient use of resources in ports, sustainable development and green growth of ports and their surrounding cities and regions.
PEOPLE certified for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001
We are pleased to announced that we successfully completed the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification process. Our team is now certified by TUV Hellas as per ISO 9001: Management and ISO 14001: Environmental Management.
International Patent for our lightweight container is filed
We are pleased to announce that we have filing for an international patent regarding our lightweight container project. The patent covers a number of innovative design features that provide the core concept of our lightweight container. Our patent application has been filed internationally throughout Europe, North America and Asia.
The future is technology. The future is PEOPLE.
We have now officially started on our journey, supported by our founding investors, to create incredible technology-based solutions. Our goal is to innovate and optimise global transport and logistics by creating solutions that will not only advance towards our environmental priorities but improve efficiency, save on energy and decrease operational costs.