Wednesday, 24 May 2017
English (UK)

INTE-TRANSIT aims to improve container monitoring and to modernise the organisation of the MED ports logistic areas by providing ICT and monitoring tools and methods.


 

    The Mediterranean (MED) Sea Basin is a vital space for circulation of goods with significance beyond the interest of countries directly involved. MED ports and maritime commerce handled through them have been a boost both for regional and European Economic development. Circulation of goods/capitals within the MED Sea faces a number of challenges. 

    ICT technologies (including interoperable web platforms and emerging technologies such as RFIDs have proven of great assistance to tackle MED/EU port challenges regarding logistics and communication systems. Still, their customized use in different ports has limited their effect. Hence, it is essential to develop a communication framework between ports, administrations, logistic activities areas, relevant operators and commercial stakeholders.

Towards this direction, the INTE-TRANSIT consortium proposes an innovative integrated approach to overcome the fragmentation of knowledge and approaches, towards the promotion of a new information management system for the ports, which will be able to improve logistic operations and cargo monitoring.Moreover a strong cooperationframework between relevant stakeholders in MED countries will be establishedfor best practice exchange, cooperation and personnel training.

 

     To achieve this the consortium will focus on the following:

 

  • Strengthen communication links between i) ports and relevant authorities across the MED Basin, ii) all relevant actors in the maritime transfers and iii) ports and their logistic activities areas, through the use of ICT technologies for enhancing information management systems.

  • Define an integrated management model involving public and private organizations (in ports and their logistic activities areas) and devise a common and harmonized MED processes map and indicators. This will lead to more efficient ports interoperability and a relevant improvement of the flow of goods, cargo traceability, visibility and transparency.

  • Provide a training framework for ports and logistic areas personnel (administrative/managerial and labor workers). Training sessions will be provided towards the Ports, Port Authorities, Logistic Activities Areas Managers and Logistics partners, focusing on logistic/security frameworks, transportation tracking mechanisms, ports telematics infrastructures as well as modern ICT technologies towards improved communications/cooperation.

  • Execute 5 pilot projects to demonstrate the improvement of logistic systems and port operations using the proposed new INTE-TRANSIT technologies. Two different sets of pilots will be executed at the involved ports: 1. Application of ICT technologies on container/cargo tracking/monitoring, 2. Electronic tool/platform to implement the management model designed including the scoreboard associated.

  • Develop and execute a best practice exchange framework for exchange of experience within the project as a sustainable means of communication beyond the project. Exchange visits will be focusing on knowledge gaining and awareness development on port modules (logistic organization, enhanced goods traceability, improved quality assurance).