UNIDO Announces AI Alliance with Huawei and global partners to help Industries Go Digital


[Fényeslitke, Hungary, June 19, 2023] Today, the Intelligent Rail & Logistics Forum
2023 was held in Fényeslitke, Hungary. During the forum, the United Nations Industrial
Development Organization (UNIDO) announced that it would establish in July the
Global Alliance on Artificial Intelligence for Industry and Manufacturing with Huawei
and international partners. This Alliance will be committed to building a platform for
collaboration and knowledge sharing to promote innovation and application of AI
technologies in industry and manufacturing and boost the digital economy.

the Intelligent Rail & Logistics Forum 2023 was held in Fényeslitke, Hungary
In his speech, UNIDO Deputy to the Director General and Managing Director, Mr.
Ciyong Zou stated, “We are witnessing how mobile connectivity and industrial
innovation come together. 5G combined with AI and cloud computing bring many
benefits to the transport and logistics sectors. The efficiency and quality of jobs have
been upgraded greatly. The safety of the site has improved. Participation of women in
a previously male-dominated working environment has increased.”
As the benefits of AI solutions become increasingly visible across industries, it is
important to help businesses go digital. “The objective of the Alliance is to serve as a
platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and showcase best practices,” added

János Tálosi, CEO of East-West Intermodal Logistics Plc., noted: “The East-West Gate
(EWG) intermodal terminal began operations in October 2022. At the terminal, 1 million
TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) can be quickly loaded and unloaded between
wide–gauge and standard-gauge railways each year, meaning high requirements for
both efficiency and safety. As 5G enables the interconnection of all internal
communications and technical equipments, the terminal’s highly automated cranes can
be controlled remotely and are capable of subtle movements. This greatly improves
productivity while providing a more comfortable working environment for operators.”
“The project marks a key milestone in the development of 5G technologies in Hungary
and the digitalization of rail freight, and enables EWG to become an intermodal railway
logistics hub in the digital era,” Tálosi added.
Radoslaw Kedzia, Vice President of Huawei’s CEE&Nordic Region said, “East-West Gate
Intermodal Terminal is a story of creating social value with excellent collaboration of
different partners and dedicated investors. The facility’s digitalized, high-tech solution
attracts many young locals to stay in the area. The average age of employees is 23-
25 years. There is high safety, there is healthy and clean environment for workers, no
harsh conditions anymore. The solution proves that 5G has been truly applied in
Europe’s smart railway sector using next-generation digital technologies and they solve
common problems, promote digital transformation.”

The Intelligent Rail & Logistics Forum 2023 took place at East-West Gate (EWG)
intermodal terminal in Fényeslitke, Hungary. Covering an area of 5 million square
meters (including the terminal, warehouses, and development zones), EWG is the

largest and most modern inland intermodal terminal of its kind and the first private
5G-supported container railway port in Europe.


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