EIA as a partner
SMART CM (SMART Container Chain Management), a project co-funded by the European Commission, is geared towards advanced technology research and applications in order to overhaul the whole door-to-door container transport chain. The project is in an urgent response to demand from key players along the logistics supply chain to make trade and transport more efficient, secure, visible and competitive not only in the EU but across the world in a global intermodal context.
The SMART-CM platform will allow:
- Interoperable and seamless data exchanges among all the parties of the chain, irrespective of current or future data capture technologies while complying with commercial data exchange rules;
- Interfaces with existing service platforms for container management;
- B2B and B2A applications compliant with international customs-secure and interoperable data communications;
- New B2B and B2A services for adding efficiency to chain visibility and player cooperation;
- Innovative solutions and advanced application prototypes in global container management, such as dynamic rescheduling of container transportation, thanks to innovative concepts like “The Internet of Things”;
- Analysis of standards, legal, market and business operations and future logistics approaches to door-to-door container chains with dissemination of the findings among the partners.
For the latest information about the project, please take a look at our newsletter.
Compliments received for SMART Container Chain Management by external reviewers
Given the large number of industrial partners and contributions from logistics and administration sides, SmartCM received compliments from external reviewers. In particular the development of the neutral Platform, its Value Added Services and the Demonstrations are major achievements.
Goals of the first 18 months of this initiative have been fully achieved, which are proving the core platform functionalities and three main project concepts.
A. „Interoperable Single Window Platform‟ solution: enabling all logistics actors and customs authorities to monitor container security status independently of the Container Security Device (CSD) technologies applied in any trade lane, without bias towards specific technology providers or towards customs or businesses.
B. „Neutral information administering organization‟: managing the neutral platform, guaranteeing data integrity along the whole process of security-related container data gathering, while providing information from the platform to stakeholders.
C. „Industry Added Value creation‟: the “burden” of the security regulations has been transformed into an added value for the transport industry, based on intelligently recombining data between a trusted environment – technology and neutral platform.
The demonstration ‘Green Lane’ corridors operated by the project partners DHL, K&N, COSCON involved major ports around the globe: Antwerp, Rotterdam, Singapore, Ningbo, Dubai, Nhava Sheva (India). In the very competitive and fragmented environment of global container transport, big actors achieved minimum consensus on information sharing and cooperation. Strategic scenario planning and dynamic intermodal (re)routing of containers could act in the future as a new technology solution.
See the official CEN Workshop Agreement on ‘Container Management Systems’ in Brussels.
Join SmartCM: a win-win situation for the global logistics industry and customs to forge a strong commitment for intermodal door-to-door container transport! www.smart-cm.eu
TELLIBOX – Intelligent MegaSwap Boxes for Advanced Intermodal Freight Transport – is an EU project funded under the FP7, the purpose of which is to launch an all-purpose loading unit on the international market. The scientific aim is to develop a “MegaSwapBox” that can be used for transport via road, rail, and waterway. The overall aim is to achieve the intermodal integration and operational optimisation of freight transport as advocated by the EU Commission in its White Paper in 2001.
TelliBox project ended. On March 19th the TelliBox was introduced to the public during a final event on the premises of DKT Terminal, Duisburg (Press Release).
The “MegaSwapBox” will offer the following main advantages:
- Trimodal (road, rail and waterway)
- Inside height of 3 metres
- Loading capacity of 100 m³
- Length of 45′
- Openable on 3 sides
- Pilfer and theft-proof
- Complies with all existing standards
- Suitable for use on existing low-loader railway wagons
- Usable in road transport thanks to a suitably adapted chassis
For a sustainable growth of efficient freight transport more flexibility and intermodality is needed.
With the MegaSwapBox our aim to achieve the intermodal integration and operational optimisation of freight transport as advocated by the EU Commission in its White Paper of 2001.
Who will benefit from it?
The MegaSwapBox is aimed at all European transport operators wishing to form an integral part of the European intermodal transport chain and to be cost and time-efficient.
Click here for the leaflet.
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Press Release on EIA event, Intermodal Seminar “Adriatic-Baltic Corridor: NAPA Perspective”
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