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The meeting point of production, services and consumption, logistics are a combination of activities that are undergoing strong expansion, in which the functions of transportation are paired with services for the production and treatment of merchandise, sales and distribution networks, and also have an influence on the organization of businesses. Efficient logistics represent an important competitive edge in the new industrial model, in which scale economies and mass production have been superseded by new rules concerning integration and cooperation between businesses and personalized mass production - production that is directed toward the greater public but customizes the products according to the needs of each client.

The logistics axis will discuss the possibility of developing a large pole in the southern part of the city which will depend heavily on ICT technology.

  • Logistics is a highly strategic field for Torino‚Äôs municipal area, thanks to the city‚Äôs central position with regard to Mediterranean ports and the European system. The creation of important transport infrastructures, like the high capacity thoroughfare and Corso Marche, important projects involving urban transformation now under discussion, reinforce the hypothesis of constructing a large logistics pole in south-western Torino, already the location of the Interporto Sito, the railway freight yard in Orbassano, and various distribution centers. In order for the project to succeed, legislative norms and tariffs must be introduced to create concrete incentives to transfer goods from the roads to the railways. Equally important is an overall reorganization of the logistical poles of north-western Italy, including the port of Genoa and the city of Milan, thus creating a common strategy for confronting the market.
  • An interesting experiment tied to the logistics pole is the management of traffic flowing into and out of the city. Control will be activated through the use of ICT, based on information arriving from every available source involving traffic: the highway company, which will provide information about traffic flows from toll booths; logistics operators who make use of the pole; even satellites that can keep track of the arriving vehicles. Further experimentation could involve: reinforcing city logistics to rationalize the distribution system of goods in critical areas like the historical downtown center or neighborhoods with a high concentration of stores and traffic; and the activation of reverse logistics to reduce environmental impact by supervising trash, its packaging and its transportation to waste disposal centers.


  1. Create the conditions for developing an advanced logistics pole south of Torino
  2. Support the use of ICT technology in the logistics pole


  • Reorganization of the logistics of north-western Italy
  • Rationalization of the system for distributing goods
  • ICT platform for logistics
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