'eFreight conference 2012: creating solutions for the e-Freight areas of information exchange for sustainable and secure multimodal freight transport', Delft, the Netherlands
An event entitled 'eFreight conference 2012: creating solutions for the e-Freight areas of information exchange for sustainable and secure multimodal freight transport' will be held from 9 to 10 May 2012 in Delft, the Netherlands.
The term 'e-freight' is used to mean a paper-free, electronic flow of information associating the physical flow of goods with a paperless trail built by information and communication technologies. New technologies can support the automated exchange of cargo, transport and security-related data, in turn providing chain-of-custody information, support compliance, analysis for advanced risk assessment and carbon footprint and execution of multimodal freight transport.
At the same time, increasing volumes and growing societal demands for security and sustainability have created challenges for international freight transport and logistics chains striving to improve their efficiency and visibility. A key determinant of efficiency and visibility in freight transport and logistics is the capability to draw the maximum benefit from information and communication technologies.
To achieve full benefits of technologies, consensus and cooperation is needed to ensure that challenges and needs are not only identified, but met.
The conference will be organised by EC-funded projects all studying and creating solutions for e-freight in the areas of information exchange in planning, monitoring, invoicing, compliance and reporting for secure multimodal freight transport. These projects include: 'European e-freight capabilities for co-modal transport' (E-FREIGHT), 'Common assessment and analysis of risk in global supply chains' (CASSANDRA), 'Intelligent cargo in efficient and sustainable global logistics operations' (ICARGO), 'Security upgrade for ports' (SUPPORT), 'Container security advanced information networking' (CONTAIN).
For further information, please visit: http://www.efreightconference.com/
For further information on the projects organising the conference, please see:
- E-FREIGHT: http://www.efreightproject.net
- CASSANDRA: http://www.cassandra-project.eu
- ICARGO: http://i-cargo.eu/
- SUPPORT: http://www.support-project.eu
- CONTAIN: http://containproject.com/
Data Source Provider: Newcastle University
Document Reference: Based on an event announcement
Subject Index: Business aspects; Coordination, Cooperation; Information and communication technology applications ; Innovation, Technology Transfer; Network technologies ; Security; Social Aspects; Other Technology; Transport