The CASSANDRA project aims to make container security more efficient and effective.
The project addresses the visibility needs of both business and government in the international flow of containerised cargo by developing a data sharing concept that allows an extended assessment of risks by both business and government.
2nd European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics successfully concluded
The conference, which was focused on â€œEnergy Efficient and Sustainable Logisticsâ€ was held on the 29th and 30th of October in Venice. The encouragement of the participants led to the decision to arrange the â€œ3rd European Conference on ICT for Transport Logisticsâ€ on the 4th and 5th of November, 2010 in Bremen â€“ organized by the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL).
The number of participants demonstrates once again the importance of Freight Logistics as the backbone for the European economy and the need to harmonize the interfaces between different transport modes and institutions in Europe.
Speaker Prof. Dr. Frank Arendt, ISL
Nowadays logistics based on â€œInformation and Communication Technologiesâ€ (ICT) plays a vital role for the sector. Delays in the availability of necessary freight information accounts for a serious loss of time in transport (e.g. of containers), showing clearly that the optimization of information logistics can lead to a substantial reduction of logistics costs whilst at the same time reducing the carbon footprint of logistics operations.
The audience came from industry, administration and academia. This multidisciplinary group allowed the conference participants to approach the conference issue â€œEnergy Efficiency and Sustainable Logisticsâ€ from different angles and interests. The conference topics were backed-up by the research results of several European research projects, namely EURIDICE, FREIGHTWISE, INTEGRITY, KOMODA, SMARTFREIGHT and SMART-CM.
In addition to the high profile line-up of speakers the conference encouraged the exchange of ideas on various topics as part of parallel interactive sessions on day two. ISL â€“ coordinator of the EU funded project â€œINTEGRITY â€“ Intermodal Global Door-to-Door Container Supply Chain Visibilityâ€ organized a session on â€œContainer Securityâ€.
The encouragement of the participants led to the common decision to organize the â€œ3rd European Conference on ICT for Transport Logisticsâ€ on the 4thand 5th of November, 2010 in Bremen. The local host for this conference will be the â€œInstitute of Shipping Economics and Logisticsâ€ (ISL) co-located in Bremen and Bremerhaven.
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