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Co-operative European system for advanced information redistribution

Objective

The overall objective of CESAR is the improvement of intermodal transport performances and quality, with a further view to attract more transport volume for intermodal transport and increase efficiency of transport in the European Union.
The main step to generate this quality improvement aims at intermodal transport information system.
CESAR will establish the basis of a common Standard interface for information and data exchange and distribution between combined transport operators and their clients, mainly road hauliers and freight forwarders.

As a kernel of such a European standard information system, major operators of the two main alpine crossing North-South axis in Europe will link their information systems as far as operator - to - client information flow is concerned, and develop - in close conjunction with the other actors in European Intermodal transport - a basis standard communication for this type of information flows and interaction. A co-operative approach was chosen for an efficient progress enabling the initial three partners to increase the performance of their different informatic systems while still allowing them to keep their decentralized structure which responds to a number of national or specific user requirements.

Finally, the results achieved will undergo a test run on the Gotthard and Brenner axis and a co-ordination and acceptance procedure with the other actors in European intermodal transport. At the end the results will undergo a dissemination activity to foster acceptance and to bring forward European Standardization.
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Test run on the Trans Alpine Axis Gotthard(CH) and Brenner (AT)
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Results of the pilot projects "UIRR Operators-Customers" on the axis Ireland-UK-France-Italy/Spain as well as of other projects in FP4 will be taken into account. A close collaboration with the PACT project "EDI UIRR-operators/clients" will enable accelerated harmonisation on a European level. Experiences and results are input to this project as well as results of the FP4 projects IQ, FREIA, IMPULSE and the relevant projects of DG XIII.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES SOCIETES DE TRANSPORT COMBINE RAIL-ROUTE
Address
Rue Montoyer 31 Bte 11
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Participants (4)

DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR KOMBINIERTEN GÜTERVERKEHR
Germany
Address
Breitenbachstrasse, 1
60456 Frankfurt Am Main
HUPAC SA
Switzerland
Address
Viale Manzoni, 6
6830 Chiasso
SOCIETA NAZIONALE PER IL TRASPORTO COMBINATO STRADA-ROTAIA
Italy
Address
Via G. Antonelli 4
00197 Roma
STUDIENGESELLSCHAFT FUER DEN KOMBINIERTEN VERKEHR E.V.
Germany
Address
Boersenplatz 1
Frankfurt Am Main