Demonstrators


The demonstrators will provide SMART-CM test beds to demonstrate in a real-life environment its developments that enable improved security, efficiency, increased visibility and reduced costs of the global container chain operation. These relate to organisational, technological, operational and business matters. Flows are covered from the point of stuffing (loading) and stripping (unloading), i.e. door-to-door as far as the use of containers is involved, and involve all actors active in or serviced by the demonstrator scenario. Equipment will be provided by the preceding technology work packages ready for use in the demonstrators, and will be shared between the two corridors unless indicated otherwise, allowing several thousand container trips to be covered throughout the project.



The EU-MiddleEast (EU-ME) Corridor

The EU-ME corridor connects port terminals operated by DP World (Dubai Ports) along the route between Europe and India. Dubai is rapidly evolving towards becoming a key logistics hub for global air and ocean freight, whereas India is now the second largest producer of goods exported to Europe. The main port of call in Europe will be Antwerp; a feeder line extending from Port Said (Egypt) to the Greek port of Thessaloniki will also be covered as part of this demonstrator. Hinterland connections to and from the main seaports will be added successively depending on suitable flows and customers. The EU-ME corridor will also connect with an ongoing data exchange project between customs in Belgium and India.


The Europe-Asia/Pacific (EU-AP) Corridor

The EU-AP Demonstrator aims to demonstrate and validate in real-life conditions the developments for monitoring and control of maritime containers implemented in the preceding work packages of SMART-CM in real life applications.

The EU-AP corridor connects port terminals serviced by PSA and COSCO on the route between Europe, South-East Asia and China. The corridor is in the Asian region centred on Singapore, a key hub location for global ocean freight. From there, the demonstrator connects with some of the major export countries to Europe, specifically PR China (Port of Ningbo near Shanghai) and Thailand (Port of Laem Chabang). The principal port of call in Europe will be Antwerp. Hinterland connections to and from the main seaports will be added successively depending on suitable flows and customers.


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