Session 38 Lars Källström


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Session 38 Lars Källström

  1. 1. Development of an EU eFreight RoadMap a Swedish initiative in support of an eco-efficient European economy
  2. 2. Development of an EU eFreight RoadMap Lars Källström, Jan Tore Pedersen, Sören Belin
  3. 3. Inefficient transport system <ul><li>43 % empty truckloads </li></ul><ul><li>50 % empty trains </li></ul><ul><li>30-40 % of the ships not used </li></ul>
  4. 4. A Future of Transport initiative <ul><li>Key priorities in the Communication on the Future of Transport are: </li></ul><ul><li>Better integration of different modes of transport </li></ul><ul><li>Technological innovation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Passing the e-Baton to Spain eFreight Road Map
  6. 6. ITS deployment – too slow, too fragmented <ul><li>Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) provide a large and untapped potential for making the European freight transport system more efficient and more environmentally friendly. </li></ul><ul><li>The technical development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) is promising, but </li></ul><ul><li>The uptake is slow and fragmented across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>We have a patchwork of solutions for companies and administrations </li></ul>
  7. 7. What we need <ul><li>European and world trade need </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable information and communication systems and services </li></ul><ul><li>An understanding of the advantages of harmonized solutions </li></ul><ul><li>A joint vision </li></ul><ul><li>Let us join forces and create an eFreight Road Map – the time is now! </li></ul>
  8. 8. eFreight <ul><li>eFreight </li></ul><ul><li>Defined in the ”Freight och Logistics Action Plan”, COM(2007) 607, </li></ul><ul><li>eFreight means </li></ul><ul><li>Paperless, electronic flow of information, </li></ul><ul><li>Simple and harmonized procedures related to the physical flow of goods </li></ul><ul><li>Functionalities for tracking and tracing the cargo from door-to-door irrespective of the combination of modes </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic electronic exchange of information – B2B, B2A, A2A </li></ul>
  9. 9. A RoadMap for eFreight <ul><li>The required technical innovation and development need to take place in a context </li></ul><ul><li>The RoadMap for eFreight will provide this context for integrating all modes in freight transport </li></ul>
  10. 10. eFreight Road Map <ul><li>Europe needs a concrete plan for exploiting information technology to support the development of a more efficient and environmentally sustainable freight transport system </li></ul><ul><li>Work shall be based on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan on Freight Transport Logistics – eFreight (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greening of Transport Package (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Action Plan on Urban Mobility (2008) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ITS Action Plan (2008-2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future of Transport (2009) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>..and a number of related initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Input will also be provided by results from projects in the Framework Programmes, TEN-T and INTERREG </li></ul>
  11. 11. eFreight with focus on logistics <ul><li>eFreight builds on mode specific harmonization and adds the business to business and business to administration relation to the present focus on traffic and fleet management in </li></ul><ul><li>RIS – River Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>TAF – Rail system interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>ITS – Intelligent Transport System (road) </li></ul><ul><li>” IATA” – signifying the efforts for air transport harmonization </li></ul>
  12. 12. eFreight Vision <ul><li>Zero paper documents shall be needed for planning, executing and completing any transport operation within EU. Independent of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The parties involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cargo type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport mode or combination of modes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authorities involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of service demanded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport corridor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liability regime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There shall be zero waiting time related to administrative procedures at all border crossings within EU and for transport between EU and countries with which secure trade lanes have been established </li></ul><ul><li>The eFreight mechanisms shall be technology independent </li></ul>
  13. 13. eFreight Goals <ul><li>A standard framework for freight information exchange covering all transport modes and all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>A single European transport document (waybill) for all carriage of goods, irrespective of mode along with all the necessary legislative support </li></ul><ul><li>A single window (single access point) and one stop shopping for administrative procedures in all modes </li></ul><ul><li>Simple, harmonised border crossings procedures for all modes of transport for all EU member states. </li></ul><ul><li>Simple procedures and the necessary infrastructure for establishing secure and efficient transport corridors between Europe, USA, and Asia </li></ul>
  14. 14. Success factors <ul><li>Acceptance by the business community requires </li></ul><ul><li>Support for making advanced ITS systems more efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Support for easy and low cost access by non-experienced users </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance by transport network managers requires </li></ul><ul><li>Support for efficient, safe, secure and green utilization of the networks </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptance by the regulators requires </li></ul><ul><li>Support for present processes with flexibility to adapt to changes </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for Member State control of data </li></ul><ul><li>And…. </li></ul><ul><li>Acceptable costs </li></ul><ul><li>Data security and integrity </li></ul>
  15. 15. Governance (proposal) <ul><li>The eFreight development will utilise the appropriate mechanism outlined in the proposal for the ITS Directive: </li></ul><ul><li>The European ITS Committee composed of MS representatives and chaired by the EC </li></ul><ul><li>The European ITS Advisory Group composed of high level representatives from relevant stakeholder groups </li></ul>
  16. 16. What´s next? <ul><li>Looking for an opportunity to launch the eFreight RoadMap initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Working on the development of a large scale eFreight demonstrator </li></ul><ul><li>Support from the EC obtained </li></ul><ul><li>Support from Swedish stakeholders to take international lead obtained </li></ul>
  17. 17. Tentative time schedule <ul><li>Deployment will start: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a standard framework: 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a single transport document: 2016 </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a single window for the EU: 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Common border crossing procedures: 2014 </li></ul><ul><li>Secure transport corridors: 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>All to be finalised by 2020 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tack!