This business case, see Figure 6, is focused around the adoption of e-Freight principles on the Collaborative e- cargo ecosystem being developed by the port of Leixoes, in collaboration with the port of Lisbon. This ecosystem integrates a set of services, solutions and applications for collaboration and multimodal chain sourcing, booking, planning and execution management over the Atlantic Corridor and also in collaboration with other corridors. All types of stakeholders use it: shippers, freight forwarders, terminal operators, multimodal operators, road transport, rail transport, and air transport ground handlers, among others.
Considering the e-cargo ecosystem context, this business case will contribute to the overall objectives of the action by deploying:
- An e-booking (and publishing environment) for freight forwarders. This will take advantage of the service catalogue of multimodal services (using the ISO/IEC 19845 TSD document), and a solution for door-to-door planning and execution management using the other relevant ISO/IEC electronic documents.
- Low cost transport management applications for SMEs for smartphones with embedded e-Delivery connectivity and interoperability