A conference session discussing the eMAR (e-Maritime Strategic Framework and Simulation based Validation) project will be presented at Intermodal Europe 2014, which takes place from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy.
Maritime transport is a major economical contributor in the EU as well as a necessary component for the facilitation of international and interregional trade, on which the European economy is strongly dependent. The eMAR project aims to empower the European maritime sector through upgraded information management infrastructure.
Ioannis Koliousis, eMAR Communications Manager, will chair the session, which will include a round table discussion, and takes place on day 1 of Intermodal Europe 2014.
“During this session, we will be asking whether Supply Chain Excellence can be achieved through ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Innovation and looking into facilitating information exchange among maritime business and governmental actors,” explains Ioannis Koliousis. “We will also explore new business opportunities for companies, reducing administrative barriers in European shipping and ways that shipping operations can be improved with advanced collaboration tools.”
Pannelists confirmed to participate in the conference sessions include Takis Katsoulakos, Research Director for Inlecom System Ltd, Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva, Director of BMT Group, Dimitrios Theodosiou, GM of Danaos Management Consultants and Angelo Aucilinio of Interporto Bologna.
“Until now, European shipping dealt with technology that focused on simplifying the processes between a ship and the port authorities on a one to one basis” explains Ioannis Koliousis. “Our approach in the eMAR Project is integrated and collective, by creating tools that simplify processes, not only for authorities but also for the clients, companies, market and industry, to create a truly seamless supply chain.”
Professionals from a range of industry sectors are expected to attend the conference session, including shipping executives, ship and line operators, road hauliers, port stakeholders, freight forwarders and logistics services providers. Other industry professionals in attendance might include state and regional authorities, research organisations, universities and colleges, trade and transport consultants and trainers in maritime, logistics and ports industries.
“Intermodal Europe is an important event as it brings together executives from the entire logistics and intermodal domain to discuss new concepts and new approaches” adds Ioannis Koliousis. “Because all the key industry players can be found in one place, we can get feedback from companies that will be using our products and network with other business and thought leaders to identify business development opportunities.”