We are pleased to present you the first newsletter of the SMARTCORRIDORS project. The project
was developed in the framework of the national action: “INTERNATIONAL R&T COOPERATION” between China and Greece, starting its activities
in October 2019, with 3 years implementation period, till October 2022.
Enhancing the competitiveness of global supply and improving the added value of intermodal freight corridors, relies on a number of
factors, among which technological innovation is a major one. Digitalization, the flourish of e-commerce, the development of cloud
computing, big ata analysis and the Internet of Things to name just a few. As has identificated, in EC level, digitalization in
transportation and logistics industry is an important driver for lowering costs, efficiency, simplification and better use of
resources and existing infrastructures.
Taking into consideration these trends the SMARTCORRIDORS main goal is to enhance the
competitiveness of the China-Europe land-sea express line by employing Smart Supply Chain and Intelligent Corridor Management
technologies and tools.
The innovative part of the project is based on the design and the development of a Collaboration Platform, contributing in smart
supply chain and intermodal corridor management. Collaboration Platform will provide the ability of exchanging data between different
entities/platforms and offers data transformation capabilities as well as business logic components to be built and/or connected to
allow data enrichment/matching capabilities. The resulted Information Hub will act as mediator between existing systems as well as
provide the core interoperability services for visibility and monitoring platforms. Furthermore, it will ensure a high level of
security via specific authentication mechanisms and enhance corridor analytics capabilities.
The consortium of the project consists of research institutions, consulting and industrial companies from both China and Greece. This
collaboration will allow a pilot demonstration of the developed solutions, ensuring high standards of quality.
In the current newsletter, you will find information regarding project’s goals, stakeholders, and the activities already has taken place
as well as the following actions of the project.
Dr. Georgia Aifandopoulou
Coordinator of SMART-CORRIDORS project