SIL 2019 has closed a very successful exhibition that has placed Logistics as the enginge of the world’s economy


The Leading Exhibition for Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain in Southern Europe (SIL 2019) and the International eCommerce Delivery, Logistics and Last Mile Exhibition, eDelivery Barcelona 2019, organized by the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, have closed their 21st and 3rd edition respectively, with 710 participating companies, 40% of which have been international and have come from 43 different countries. SIL 2019 and eDelivery Barcelona have gathered over three intense days the entire international trade and the logistics chain’s sector.

The signing of the Barcelona Declaration

Taking advantage of the celebration of this Great International Trade and Supply Chain World Summit, the delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona, Pere Navarro, the President of ALACAT, Galo Molina, the President of the World Association of Authorized Economic Operators, Antonio Llobet, the General Manager of ASCAME, Anwar Zibaoui, and the President of the World Free Zones Organization, Mohamed Alzarooni, have signed the “Barcelona Declaration” to favor cooperation and international economic development. The “Barcelona Declaration” of the International Trade Summit 2019 encompasses 10 manifestos: 1) to consolidate the natural advantages of the Mediterranean, 2) globalization must be more inclusive, sustainable and work generating; 3) growth and investment are engines for growth, innovation and employment; 4) international cooperation is also based on the ability of the private sector to increase investment flows of produced and marketed goods; 5) to unlock the economic potential of Latin America; 6) to promote transport and logistics for cooperation and economic development; 7) maritime transport is a fundamental pillar in the world economy; 8) the good governance of the free zones and maintaining their attractive advantages will lead to success; 9) absolute commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals; 10) the best trade is the right trade with inclusive growth. Pere Navarro, Special Delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and President of SIL, has explained that “this is a declaration that what the world needs aren’t walls but to build bridges of collaboration. Once the Great Summit of International Trade and Supply Chain is over, this is not finalized since we have established synergies and commitments among all the major international associations and organizations that have participated to continue cooperating and advancing together for the benefit of international trad. and a more integrated, fair, inclusive, transparent, prosperous, innovative and sustainable world economy. ”

710 participating companies and visitors from over 79 countries

Pere Navarro, Special Delegate of the State at the Consorci de la Zona Franca de Barcelona and President of the SIL, pointed out that “we have celebrated the most international edition ever with 710 participating companies, an internationality of 40% and professional visitors coming from 79 countries. Many quality contacts have been generated and the exhibiting companies have transferred their total satisfaction because they have done business. This edition has provided ideas, solutions and success stories to address the two major challenges that the sector has to face: sustainability and respect for the environment, and digital transformation.”

Mobile Industrial Robots and AndSoft have been granted the SIL Award to the Best Innovation 

The last day of the SIL 2019 has hosted the SIL 2019 Awards ceremony to the Best Innovation presented at the Fair. A jury of 14 journalists specialized in logistics, transport, intralogistics and Supply Chain has decided to gran the Award to an intelligent robot, from Mobile Industrial Robots, and an innovative integrated solution for the issuance of the e-CMR, from AndSoft.

Fernando Fandiño Oliver, Director of Mobile Industrial Robots, has received the SIL Award for Best Innovation from the Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez. The jury has decided to reward the intelligent robot MiR 1000 of Mobile Industrial Robots for being the most powerful of its robots that can collect, transport and deliver pallets and other heavy loads of up to 1,000 kg automatically through dynamic environments. The MiR1000 is a collaborative, safe and flexible alternative to the potentially dangerous and expensive forklifts in the production plant. It is the world’s first mobile robot with artificial intelligence (AI) that takes robotic navigation to a new level.

For his part, Víctor Vilas, Business Development Manager of AndSoft, has received the SIL Award for Best Innovation for the innovative integrated solution for the emission of e-CMR from the e-TMS system. The e-CMR (the electronic contract for international transport in goods route) is proven to save time, costs and gives greater security and traceability, both for the carrier and the shipper. AndSoft allows the automatic creation from the e-TMS system itself, thanks to the integration with the TransFollow Partner, the sending to the TrackAPP mobility tool and the digital reading (QR Codes) of the carriers and the recipient of the cargo.

Geever, eDelivery Barcelona Award for Best Innovation

eDelivery Barcelona 2019 has also closed its current edition by delivering the exhibition’s Awards for Best Innovation and the Best Startup On this occasion, after the deliberation of a jury made up of 6 journalists specialized in retail and electronic commerce, the Best Innovation Award of the fair has gone to Geever. Pere Roca, Board Member and Managing Director of Districenter and Eduard Coves, Managing Director of Geever, have received the award from the Secretary of State for Commerce, Xiana Méndez. The jury evaluated the disruptive solution in Geever’s last-mile urban distribution that works with a capillary network of proximity micro-warehouses located in adapted parking lots, which facilitate loading and unloading. They are distributed throughout the city and are supplied from the headquarters at night so as not to cause discomfort on the urban road during the day, when there is more traffic. They have smart lockers that allow pickups 24 hours a day. Every day the Geevers, who are people from your same neighborhood, carry out the distribution with a wheelbarrow or scooter from the micro-warehouses to the destination. Thanks to the fact that each micro-warehouse has a radius of action of only 750 meters maximum Geever can offer distribution windows bounded until 22 hours that adapt to all the schedules or, if you prefer, you can pick up the packages in the lockers 24 hours every day.

RePack, Award for the Best eDelivery Barcelona Startup

Lastly, the Best eDelivery Barcelona Startup Award, organized in collaboration with La Salle Technova, has fallen to RePack, a reusable packaging service and a fidelity program for electronic commerce through which delivery packages can be returned easily and conveniently, and then be reused. It is a very specific solution to reduce the waste of packaging in electronic commerce. RePack replaces single-use delivery packaging in eCommerce and the service has three elements: Reusable delivery bags; Global returns platform; and Rewards system for end users.

The dates for SIL and EDELIVERY BARCELONA 2020, already confirmed

Lastly, Pere Navarro has wanted to thank all the authorities, national and international associations that collaborate in SIL as in eDelivery Barcelona, sponsors, especially our Official Sponsors, Ministry of Public Works, Adif, Aena, Puertos del Estado, Renfe, Generalitat de Catalunya, CIMALSA, Barcelona City, Diputación de Barcelona, Port of Barcelona, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and La Vanguardia, the SIL XPO Logistics Congress Sponsors, SEAT, Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, ICEX, Viastore Systems, ToolsGroup, Fieldeas, the eDelivery Barcelona sponsors, Correos, Accenture, ATLAS, Bringg, Deveryware, Saba, Vanderlande and Barcelona Activa, and the Sponsors of the InTrade Summit BCN, Taric, Empresas Masiques, Puerto de Barranquilla, Magaya, Global Candance, JUMA Consulting, DP World and the Peruvian Association of Authorized Economic Operators. Also, exhibitors, national and international participants, visitors and media, and the city of Barcelona, for their collaboration and enthusiastic participation, which have made possible the success of this 21st Leading Exhibition for Logistics, Transport, Intralogistics and Supply Chain in Southern Europe.

The 22nd edition of SIL and the 4th edition of eDelivery Barcelona will take place on 9 – 11 June 2020 at Fira de Barcelona.