WiderMoS at Liverpool MoS Conference
On 20 and 21 May, 163 maritime stakeholders gathered in Liverpool to discuss the integration of maritime transport in the global logistics chain. The event was hosted by Motorways of the Sea (MoS) Coordinator Brian Simpson. MoS are the maritime dimension of the EU’s ambitious transport strategy.
For this occasion, the WiderMoS (Wide Interoperability and new governance models for freight Exchange liking Regions through Multimodal maritime based corridors) project was invited to share its results. Therefore, Project Manager Federica Montaresi gave a presentation on how logistics information integration could better integrate maritime transport into the skeleton of the EU’s land-based transport network.
Ms. Montaresi explained that in five WiderMoS ports (La Spezia, Barcelona, Leixoes, Rostock, and Kiel) “Corridor Information Pipelines” are being developed. Such pipelines allow actors in the logistics chain to improve their business efficiency. For example, administrative costs and procedural errors can be reduced through the availability of real-time information and the traceability of cargo. Moreover, gate automation with paperless booking and control allows faster and simpler customs procedures in port and inland terminals.
The conference provided the opportunity to the WiderMoS project to distribute the WiderMoS pocket book, which shares the main results of the WiderMoS study on MoS and its future challenges. Both the presentation and the pocket books were received with interest by the conference participants.
The conference was promoted by DG MOVE and kindly supported by SUPERPORT LIVERPOOL, Liverpool City Region, and Merseytravel.
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