Project

e-Freight


Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
Staff: Karen McTigue
Contact: tom.zunder@ncl.ac.uk
Sponsors: European Commission
Partners: 30 partners, headed by BMT Group and INLECOM Systems
Homepage: http://www.efreightproject.eu


 

The e-Freight Integrated Project ( European eFreight capabilities for Co-modal transport ) brings together 30 partners from 14 Member States and Norway for a programme of work that will cover four years, addressing the development, validation and demonstration of innovative e-Freight capabilities.

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.

Specifically eFreight will contribute to the goals of the Freight transport Logistics Action Plan (Oct 2007), and ITS Action Plan (Oct 2008) pertaining to the development of:

  1. A standard framework for freight information exchange covering all transport modes and all stakeholders.
  2. A European Single Transport Document for carriage of goods with all the necessary legislative support, irrespective of mode.
  3. A Single Window (single access point) for administrative procedures in all modes.
  4. Simple, harmonised border crossings procedures for all modes of transport for all EU member states.
  5. Simple procedures and the necessary infrastructure for establishing secure and efficient transport corridors between Europe, USA and Asia.

 

Staff

Tom Zunder
Rail Freight & Logistics Research Group Manager