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Secure and Efficient Intermodal Transports – Pilot Project in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden

Nyquist Magnusson, Camilla LU and Bergsten, Patrik (2008) World Congress on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Abstract
Increasing security in transports without negatively affecting the logistical flow makes efficiency a critical factor. To achieve a viable end-to-end security solution in a supply chain, with complex network of dependencies, a holistic perspective is required. With focus on dual use measures this pilot project, performed in close cooperation between Volvo Technology and Saab, involves important stakeholders in the supply chain and port domain focusing on the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia and with CSI certification. Gathering key players in global transportation and societal security into this pilot project will create excellent conditions for developing and implementing relevant concepts and solutions with dual use by... (More)
Increasing security in transports without negatively affecting the logistical flow makes efficiency a critical factor. To achieve a viable end-to-end security solution in a supply chain, with complex network of dependencies, a holistic perspective is required. With focus on dual use measures this pilot project, performed in close cooperation between Volvo Technology and Saab, involves important stakeholders in the supply chain and port domain focusing on the Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia and with CSI certification. Gathering key players in global transportation and societal security into this pilot project will create excellent conditions for developing and implementing relevant concepts and solutions with dual use by improving security and efficiency for the global flow of goods and people. The world’s seaborne container traffic carries approximately 80 % of the world trade but its current security level does not reflect its importance for society. Millions of containers flow through ports and only a fraction of them are ever scrutinized. Recent security threats towards critical societal infrastructures, e.g. international ports, have resulted in several security and supply chain initiatives. So far, these initiatives mainly focus on nodes like ports and terminals. Nevertheless, in order to secure the entire supply chain and attain end-to-end security, the security of goods while in-transit needs to be ensured as well, achieving secure links. At the same time, several ports suffer from congestion and are in urgent need of procedures and technologies to increase the through-put speed of the goods. Ports operate in a multi-faceted environment with an inadequate and delayed information exchange. To accomplish desired results, solutions and technology that facilitate a continuous exchange of relevant and timely information between involved actors are required. Therefore, a multi-stakeholder approach for finding competitive and secure supply chain improvements is required. To attain a viable and attractive solution it is imperative to consider different stakeholders’ different needs, problems, and driving forces. (Less)
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freight transportation, Globalisation, Intelligent Transportation Systems, intermodal transportation, international trade, logistics, Pilot Studies, PORT, security, Stakeholder, Supply chain mangement, Traffic congestion, packaging logistics, Gothenburg
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  title        = {Secure and Efficient Intermodal Transports – Pilot Project in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden},
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