Challenge

Situational awareness accross the supply chain

With 90% of world trade being transported by sea it has never been more important to make cargo-related data flow as freely as the physical cargo itself. However, the data for end-to-end supply chains are scattered across the globe. Looking at the entire chain is usually too complex and costly for individual businesses, which means they miss out on commercial opportunities.

Approach

Common Framework

The project used the Common Framework supporting interoperability between ICT systems in logistics and deployed a three-layer architecture based on:

  • Aggregating data from multiple sources without requiring changes to the underlying IT systems;
    Standardising data so that it could be processed by value-added services, independent of its original source and format;
    Consolidating data to create on-time, qualified and de-rived information that could support operational deci-sions by delivering the right information to the right person, at the right time, in a user-friendly way.

Results

Pilots & Benefits
  • The COMCIS project ended in September 2013, but the ideas and technologies continue to be developed by the participants.
  • Date
    May 18, 2017
    COMCIS was a two-year project to explore the possibilities and commercial viability of employing situational awareness tools to solve problems of data fragmentation, delay and inconsistency throughout the global supply chain.
  • Date
    May 10, 2017
    The SUPPORT project enabled security stakeholders to establish the necessary and sufficient security level to satisfy evolving international regulations and standards while efficiently supporting the complexity of the real world port environments.
  • Date
    May 10, 2017
    CONTAIN demonstrates a European Containers Surveillance system in a global context that encompass regulatory, policy and standardisation rules, new business models and advanced security management capabilities.
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    The SELIS project (Shared European Logistics Information Space) is driving innovation in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions to address the increased interest in supply chain systems interoperability that has emerged during the recent years.
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    EcoHubs provides models and capabilities for cooperation and communication between multimodal terminal network stakeholders, amplifying their joint capabilities
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    The iCargo business transformation project had the goal to advance and extend the use of ICT to support new logistics services that synchronize vehicle movements and logistics operations across various modes and actors with the end goal of lowering CO2 emissions
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    EUROSKY delivers advanced air-cargo security and facilitation measures to safeguard international supply chains and the security of citizens while fostering international co-operation and a broad stakeholder engagement from all segments of the air-cargo industry.
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    eMAR provides a business-ready service-oriented infrastructure empowering the European maritime sector in offering quality shipping services over an upgraded maritime transport information management infrastructure.
  • Date
    December 16, 2014
    The e-Freight project is aimed at supporting, from a transport perspective, the three pillars of European Policy namely: Strengthening of the internal market and competitiveness; Improving regulation to create a more dynamic business environment; Promoting sustainable development.