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Integrated approach to IMprove the supply chain for COntainer transport and integrated SECurity simultaneously

Objective

There are two contradicting trends in global transport (which are valid also for the segment of containers and other ILUs ) that have to be aligned in the most efficient way – assuring free trade and assuring transport security. Thus, it is essential that private end-users and public end-users work together on the improvement of supply chain security to ensure public safety and security as well as the efficient flow of goods. IMCOSEC – “Integrated approach to IMprove the supply chain for COntainer transport and integrated SECurity simultaneously” is a risk based approach to identify and characterize the security gaps, preventive measures will be discussed and a guiding concept for demonstrations in phase II will be defined, with the aim to make the supply chains in their totality more secure without major negative impacts on their performance and without creating unjustifiable additional cost. An optimal solution will be creating win-win situations between industry and administration and will not imply as much security as possible, but as much security as needed and acceptable. Acceptance is one of the most important issues on the sustainability of the strategic roadmap to be developed. Therefore the consortium results will be discussed, reflected and validated by a series of international workshops with stakeholders and the projects Advisory Board involving additional stakeholders from private end-users and public end-users. This will mainly contribute to European wide awareness and shall ensure that the target processes defined and technologies assembled will be applicable in the real world business. The partners are well experienced in the sector – either from its logistics or from its security angle. The Consortium includes international associations, security consultants and research institutions, experts from the maritime and inland/combined transport, as well as an operator of a container security platform.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

TSB Innovationsagentur Berlin GmbH
Address
Fasanenstrasse 85
10623 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 94 160
Administrative Contact
Juergens Bianka (Ms.)

Participants (8)

International Container Security Organisation
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 980
Address
Koloniënstraat 11
BE-1000 Brussel
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Stefaan Vermeire (Mr.)
UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE SCRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 126 260
Address
Rue Montoyer 31
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Feyen (Mr.)
Bureau International des Containers et du transport intermodal
France
EU contribution
€ 32 100
Address
Rue Des Blancs Manteaux 38
75004 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Bertrand Geoffray (Mr.)
CBRNE Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 144 450
Address
Romden Castle - Smarden
TN27 8RA Ashford
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dominic Kelly (Mr.)
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FUR DEN KOMBINIERTEN VERKEHR EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 132 680
Address
Westhafenstrasse 1
13353 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boris Kluge (Mr.)
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 620
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Clementina Saccenti (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 93 090
Address
Am Schwarzenberg Campus 1
21073 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Blecker (Prof.)
INSTITUT FUR SEEVERKEHRSWIRTSCHAFT UND LOGISTIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 378
Address
Universitatsallee 11-13
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Arendt (Dr.)