Transport and logistics is concerned with the planning and execution of the world-wide shipment of goods and people. This constitutes the backbone of the European economy where transport and logistics service providers operate as global businesses.
It is important to address the maritime sector as one of the main segment within the transport domain, that are capable of transporting high volumes, are environmental friendly and can reduce the limitation other infrastructure modes are facing (conjunction on the roads etc).
In this highly competitive, distributed, and agile industry, novel ICT solutions for optimizing the collaboration and information exchange in cooperative business networks are highly desirable. Future Internet technologies can facilitate radical improvements in business efficiency in this industry leading to positive socio-economic and ecological impact. This count also for the maritime sector where lack of visibility and in some extends, lack of QoS such as trust ability is the case.
The ultimate aim of the FInest project is to develop a Future Internet enabled ICT platform for better supporting and optimizing the collaboration and integration within international transport and logistics business networks. This shall be realized as a domain-specific extension of the FI PPP Core Platform.
Home page: http://www.finest-ppp.eu/
- Kuehne + Nagel Management AG, Switzerland (Project Coordinator)
- SAP AG, Germany
- IBM Research Labs, Israel
- MARINTEK, Norway
- Paluno (The Ruhr Institute for Software Technology) and Department of Transport Systems and Logistics, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
- Port of Ålesund, Norway
- Tyrholm & Farstad, Norway
- Arçelik A.S., Turkey
- KoçSistem A.S., Turkey
- NCL Shipping, Norway
- Air France / KLM Cargo, Netherlands