Web-based and Mobile Solutions for Collaborative Work Environment with Logistics and Maritime Applications (ELOGMAR-M)

Action Line: Applications and services for the mobile user and worker
Coordinator: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forschung e.V., GERMANY

The major aim of the proposed activity is to gather and co-ordinate activities in the field of IT- and Communication solutions (Web-services, GPRS and WAP/WML mobile services, simulation, technologies for information systems design, virtual reality) with maritime and logistics applications. The maritime freight route "Baltic Sea feeder ports - Western Europe hub port (Hamburg) - Mediterranean ports - Chinese ports" is selected as the subject of investigation and demonstration. One of the main objectives is devoted to the problems of setting up a collaborative partner pool, which unites 17 organisations from different countries (Germany, U.K., Finland, Greece, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and China) operating within the selected transport route by means of integrating their electronic information resources (databases, information systems, Web-sites and portals) in collaborative work environment. Another important objective is focused on new work methods for the mobile actors in logistics and maritime areas (traders, resellers, railway carriers, shippers, consignees, insurers, agents, forwarders etc.) providing them with advanced mobile services, such as WAP over GPRS, PC-connected Web surfing and mobile e-mail and chatting. The China connection is provided by Chinese consulting (China Harvest Development) and software (Beijing Hope Software) companies. A set of collaborative activities will support the main objectives of the project: definition, organisation and management of joint initiatives; organisation of conferences and workshops; setting up of expert groups; exchange and dissemination of good practice.

Project details
Start Date: 2004-09-01
Duration: 24 months
Project Cost: 1.37 million euro
Contract Type: Coordination action
End Date: 2006-08-31
Project Status: Execution
Project Funding: 949600.00 euro

Participants
Politechnika Warszawska: POLAND
TREDIT S.A.: GREECE
Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.: GREECE
MARITIME & SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS (EUROPE) LTD.: UNITED KINGDOM
Sabiedriba ar ierobezotu atbildibu IDC Informacijas Tehnologijas: LATVIA
SIA Sistemu Servisa Centrs "Latvian Intelligent Systems Ltd": LATVIA
Hafen Hamburg Marketing E.V.: GERMANY
BEIJING ZHONGKE HOPE SOFTWARE CO., LTD.: CHINA
Rigas Tehniska Universitate: LATVIA
CHINA HARVEST DEVELOPMENT LIMITED: CHINA
RTSB GmbH. Rail Transportation Service Broker: GERMANY
Uzdaroji Akcine Bendrove "Sonex Kompiuteriai": LITHUANIA
KLAIPEDOS VALSTYBINIS JURU UOSTAS: LITHUANIA
Kokkolan Kaupunki: FINLAND
INTERBALT MARITIME AGENCY OSHAUEHING: ESTONIA
Logitrans Consult Ou