Any company interested in the B2MOS project can become a stakeholder of the project. B2MOS stakeholders will monitor the work carried out by the members of the project and will have free access to the reports covering the results of each activity. The Stakeholders Interest Group will be invited to attend two meetings: the Intermediate Info-Day Conference tand the Final Info-Day Conference at the end of 2015. Additionally stakeholders would be most welcome to attend the open public demonstrations that will take place in all the countries participating in B2MOS. Access to Information Days and public demonstrations of the pilots will be offered to the Stakeholders Interest Group free of charge.
The current stakeholders of B2MOS are:
Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli (Italian Customs)
The Agenzia delle Dogane e dei Monopoli has developed a new IT Customs System (AIDA) aiming to eliminate inefficiencies and planned in line with the Italian e-government strategy and following EU and WCO guidelines. The strategic action lines for the development of AIDA have been: transforming paper document exchanges into electronic information messages, integrating information databases into risk analysis tools to increase control capacities without hindering the smooth flows of traded goods, effectively incorporating Italian Customs in the transport logistics chain, integrating Customs IT systems with the IT systems of port and airport authorities and promoting interoperability of Customs with entities controlling the clearing processes contributing to the creation of a National Single Window. This system, offering standard and integrated services, contributes to making foreign trade more agile, reducing transaction costs and promoting growing competitiveness of domestic trading companies.
Amarillis is a governmental company fully owned by the Israel Ports Development & Assets Company Ltd, organizations that have been active in Israel for 50 years. As the international division of the Israel Ports Company, Amarillis has harnessed decades of experience and know-how and together with the leading IT Israelis’ companies made it available for the international market. Amarillis offers unique modular services to accommodate each port’s specific needs; each port can choose from Amarillis technology solutions to create optimum integration. They will participate in the project as a stakeholder, checking the results of it, providing technical input concern their field of work, expressing the need for members of the project to fine-tune reports and helping to achieve consensus about the benefits that the prototypes and pilots carried out in B2MoS would have for port communities and users of MoS.
Antwerp PCS bundles an efficient, electronic message and information exchange. The communication services support all types of goods and transport modes. The Port Authority, Customs, shippers, shipping companies, ship’s agents, forwarders, Terminal operators, road and rail carriers, barge operators, logistic service providers are all connected. Electronic messages and solutions support the efficient handling of the day-to-day administrative and operational activities. As the imported data and information is reused within the whole logistics chain, electronic communication results in lower costs and less errors.
APCS participates in the project as a stakeholder, checking the results of it, providing technical input concern their field of work, expressing the need for members of the project to fine-tune reports and helping to achieve consensus about the benefits that the prototypes and pilots carried out in B2MoS would have for port communities and users of MoS.
Greek Ministry of Shipping and the Aegean has introduced a new structural model that involves the establishment of regional port clustering for better organisation and operational optimisation. In the Attica region, Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) holds the leadership in the regional ports cluster. PPA in collaboration with the other regional ports of Attica will lead a cluster of regional ports that can participate in the PCS for the facilitation of the daily and complementary activities in terms of electronic communication and messages exchange towards administrative and operational cargo and transport means management. The PPA’s PCCS will pilot the integration of the other port communities and serve all the electronic transactions of the ATTICA ports network under the concept of a single window. In this way, the stakeholders related to these ports will use a single reference point for all their business thus securing increased interoperability and interconnectivity.
Carga N.V. is a company active in logistics and supply chain management. It is also NVOCC specialist and offers worldwide consolidation services to/from its European gateways. Shortsea services are also on offer as an NVOCC, between the Baltic, Northern and Southern Europe.
Cargo Experts is a transport and logistics services provider, located in Nea Smirni, Greece. They will participate in the project as a stakeholder interested in providing feedback on the activities related to the ship formalities and the intermodal transport practices with emphasis on the foreseen sea-rail services of the Port of Piraeus; supporting the pilot actions relevant to their business activities and interests; validating the achieved results of the project and participating to the conferences – workshops promoted by the project.
The e-puertobilbao telematics platform is the Bilbao Port Authority’s pledge to improve document interchange and communications with companies in the port community in such a way that its services offer enables the maximum competitive positioning possible for the companies participating in the Bilbao maritime-port business.
The “e-puertobilbao” initiative was born with a vocation to become the platform of reference for providing electronic commerce services within the whole user community of the Port of Bilbao. In order to achieve this, the Port Authority reached an agreement with all the parties involved, so as to constitute and gain the loyalty of the different agents that make up the port sector in a virtual community.
The European Port Community System Association (EPCSA) mission is to influence public policy in the European Union level in order to achieve e-logistics throughout all European ports, operating as a key element of the EU maritime, shipping and logistics industry. In order to achieve this mission, EPCSA has agreed the following objectives: to ensure that the importance of Port Community Systems Operators is recognised in the EU and its Member States and that the sector is consulted substantively on any measure likely to affect it; to ensure that European Port Community Systems operators play their full part in delivering e-freight all over Europe; to promote the highest possible standards in European Port Community Systems; to encourage all European ports communities to be proactive in PCS development. EPCSA participates in the project as a stakeholder, checking the results of it, providing technical input concern their field of work, expressing the need for members of the project to fine-tune reports and helping to achieve consensus about the benefits that the prototypes and pilots carried out in B2MoS would have for port communities and users of MoS.
Ford Motor Company, a leader in the automotive industry worldwide based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 171,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the automotive brands of the company include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford of Europe is responsible for the manufacture, sale and maintenance of Ford brand vehicles in 50 markets and employs approximately 47,000 workers in all of its facilities and approximately 69,000 employees when including joint ventures and unconsolidated businesses. In addition, to Ford Motor Credit Company, Ford of Europe operations include the customer service division of Ford and 24 manufacturing facilities (15 facilities owned or unconsolidated joint venture, and 9 facilities unconsolidated joint venture). Ford Spain SL is the Spanish subsidiary of the American company Ford Motor Company and has, as its main activity, the manufacture, purchase and sale of cars and complementary activities and its accessories and parts, accessories and equipment for these products.
Hamburg Port Authority
The port of Hamburg is an important transhipment hub for cargo from all over the world, and as such it is not only is of great national and international importance but also a guarantor for prosperity for both the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and its metropolitan region. The Hamburg port Authority has been providing future-orientated port-management services offering one face to the customer since 2005. As an institution under public law, the Hamburg Port Authority is in charge of implementing infrastructure projects in the port in an efficient, resource-friendly and sustainable way. The Hamburg Port Authority is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerning waterside and landside infrastructure, the navigational safety of vessel traffic, port railways facilities, port property management and the economic conditions within the port area. The Hamburg Port Authority ensures the provision of land as required, performs all sovereign duties and provides port industry services. They will participate in the project as a stakeholder interested in the B2MoS solutions.
Hapag Lloyd operates around 150 modern ships, transports 5 million TEUs a year, employs 6,900 staff at 300 locations in 114 countries and networks through an IT system that is a reference in the industry. They offer about 90 liner services between all continents, being an important player in the intra-Community market, and operate a fleet with a total capacity of around 670,000 TEU as well as a container stock of more than one million TEU including one of the world’s largest and most modern reefer container fleets. They will participate in the project as a stakeholder interested in the B2MoS solutions.
Interporto Padova is an intermodal logistics centre that designs and constructs logistics and transport infrastructures and services, addressed to providing customers with top quality tailor made solutions. With one million sq.mt. of properties, 240,000 of with for the container terminals and 270,000 for the covered warehouses, every year, more than 5,000 block trains link Interporto Padova to the main Italian and north European ports. Interporto Padova is also a multimodal transport operator, offering the services of its intermodal trains to the transport companies. Operators have a sole contact at the Padua platform for shipping their intermodal loading units, containers or swaps bodies. Interporto is able to manage ordinary trains for SWL (Single Wagon Load) traffic, exploiting the rail installations in the area. The logistics division manages all the distribution activities for local enterprises, with highly efficient management about collection, handling, storage and distribution of the goods, also covering the “last mile” into the city using methane and electric vehicles.
Today, at the Central Tuscan Interporto, there are over 55 operators, the area consists of 700.000 sq.m. with 60.000 sq.m. of offices and an intermodal terminal which is currently being extended to 8 tracks of 650 metres, a modern, complete Customs structure. Future prospects are extremely interesting, soon the infrastructure will enlarge the areas destined to warehousing to about 20.000 sq. metres., complete with all the necessary services with, moreover, the General Warehouse inside this area. There will then be a railway platform with a system of tracks able to offer a complete rail service, integrating the intermodal function with wagon transport and storage, covering a further 16.000 sq. Metres.
Freight village A. Vespucci (Interporto Toscano) is a leader in the planning, design and construction of infrastructures and services for logistics. Our aim is to satisfy all requests for logistics services, to the highest standards for important domestic and international operators by adopting new policies in transportation that are increasingly founded on sustainability and intermodality. The company running the development programme for the freight village is called Interporto Toscano A. Vespucci and was established in 1985. The company capital is € 11,756,695.44 with the majority of shares being held by government bodies.
Indra is a global consulting, technology, innovation and talent company. It is on the cutting edge of high value-added solutions and services for the Transport and Traffic, Energy and Industry, Public Administration and Healthcare, Financial Services, Security and Defence, and Telecom and Media sectors. The company operates in more than 128 countries and has more than 42,000 employees worldwide, focusing on developing innovative solutions that meet the needs of the most demanding clients. Indra ranks second in Europe by R&D spend, investing close to €550m during the last three years.
Operating a global carrier network that enables shippers, freight forwarders, third-party logistics providers, brokers, importers, industry portals and shipping lines (carriers and NVOCCs) to electronically manage cargo through a single integrated process. As a leading industry portal, INTTRA takes a long-term perspective of the industry, working with carriers and their customers to create and implement standardised business processes.
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
MSC is the second largest container shipping line in the world. It offers a full range of regional services all around Europe jointly with inter-oceanic services. MSC provides an unparalleled service network via dedicated own offices throughout the world and remains a truly independent and private Company able to respond quickly to market changes and implement long term plans, without unnecessary interference or delay. As of End-August 2013, MSC was operating 459 container vessels with an intake capacity of 2,308,000 TEU’s. MSC is a carrier in the INTTRA platform.
Ministry of Economy, Transport and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is located in Northern Germany and Germany’s second largest town. The city traditionally maintains close relations to countries and business partners all over the world. Due to the geographical and historical circumstances since the time of the Hanseatic League strong links to neighbouring regions exist. These are especially the Baltic Sea States, Russia, other Northern European Countries and the Mediterranean. Overseas partnerships being of vital interest for the City of Hamburg include beyond others China and India. The Hamburg State Ministry for Economy, Transport and Innovation is an administrative body of the Hamburg Senate which is the regional government of Hamburg. The strengthening of the economic potential, the competitiveness and the growth of the economy of Hamburg and the metropolitan region are key issues for the Hamburg government and the State Ministry. Research, regional development and international co-operation play an important role. Future oriented branches and clusters are promoted and the development of new infrastructures, networks and human capital is fostered. They will participate as a stakeholder in B2MoS, supporting the dissemination of the project activities and results on policy level on Hamburg and participating in the project’s workshops and events in Hamburg.
PFC Nordic AS
PFC Nordic AS is a Nordic LCL provider in the neutral segment. PFC Nordic AS has setup in Gothenburg (Sweden), Aarhus (Denmark) and Oslo (Norway). PFC Nordic AB was established 10 years ago in Sweden. All offices are fully locally owned, but working on the same IT platform, same business setup and agents.
PFC Nordic AS in Oslo is fully owned by LT Shipping AS.
Port Authority of Tenerife
Enjoying a privileged position to work with all maritime traffic in the Atlantic routes (North – South especially), on routes between Africa and North West Europe and the Mediterranean, with the widest range of services to ships, cargo and crew, for which in recent years they have undertaken significant investments in infrastructure, technology and expertise from the terminals. The Port of Tenerife strategically located in the Atlantic Ocean at the crossroads of three continents is thus the gateway to Europe to other continents, with excellent port infrastructure that facilitates the passage of goods, and provides the perspective of an ultra-peripheral region.
Seago Line, the A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Intra-European and Mediterranean carrier is a liner company dedicated to short-sea hauls throughout the European and Mediterranean region. Its network covers the entire European region including all countries in the Mediterranean area and the Baltic. Their aim is to provide advantageous services to their European customers with the agile setup of the company and its short-sea mindset. Seago Line is integrated in the INTTRA platform.
Shortsea and Inland Shipping – Intermodal Promotion Centre Bulgaria
Short Sea and Inland Shipping – Intermodal Promotion Centre Bulgaria is a nongovernmental, non profit and neutral organisation established in 2004 by main branch organisations: Bulgarian Association of Shipowners, Bulgarian Association of Shipbrokers and Shipagents, Bulgarian Association for Freight Forwarding and Logistics and with approval of the Ministry of Transport. SPC Bulgaria acts also as Intermodal/Co-modality/Promotion Center. SPC Bulgaria is initiator and founder of National Council for Trade and Transport Facilitation and Documents. They will participate in the project as a stakeholder, checking the results of it, providing technical input concerning their field of work, expressing the need for members of the project to fine-tune reports and helping to achieve consensus about the benefits that the prototypes and pilots carried out in B2MoS would have for port communities and users of MoS in Bulgaria.
Spanish Tax Agency, Customs and Excise Department
Spanish Tax Agency, Customs and Excise Department (Spanish Customs)’s job is to apply Spain’s tax and Customs systems effectively and , when so mandated by law or by agreement, to act as a proxy for other public administrations from Spain or the European Union and mange their tax resources on their behalf. The Tax Agency can be broken down into Central Services and Territorial Services. The Customs and Excise Department is one of the seven Spanish Tax Agency Departments.
University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport
The Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport is a member of the University of Ljubljana, which dates its origins back to the 16th century and was formally established as an independent institution in 1919. Today the university employs over 5,500 academic staff and has over 50,000 students. The Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport is a higher education institution. Its mission is to provide educational as well as research activities, primarily in the fields of traffic and maritime studies. In June 2010 it celebrated the 50th anniversary of establishment.
Tarragona Port Authority
The mission of Tarragona Port Authority is to contribute to the sustainable economic and social development of its environment whilst maximising competitiveness, to promote the modernisation and adaptation of port facilities to enable the provision of value-added services within a framework of collaboration among Port Community members, and to foster the professional development of its human capital.
Tarragona Port Authority is a leading European project for the promotion of Port Community Systems in Mediterranean Traffic, MED-PCS project.
Tschudi Shipping Company
Tschudi Shipping Company, with roots back to 1883, is a privately owned Norwegian Shipping company.
Within the Tschudi Shipping Group Tschudi Logistics owns and operates 2 services from the UK and Rotterdam towards Norway, Finland, the Baltic states, Russia and CIS countries with own chartered container vessels. Destinations in Ireland, Italy and Spain are serviced via connecting services. Belgium, France, Germany and Switzerland are serviced via the hub in Rotterdam using own intermodal truck, barge and rail solutions.
Wide Pilot is a consulting company established by a group of professionals with multidisciplinary backgrounds. Its mission is to design complex projects for th edevelopment of new industrializable technologies.
The company takes the lead in all the phases of Research & Development projects, with their professionals who bring to bear their excellence in different areas. The process starts with the idea, reaches the pilot stage and ends with the domestic and international marketing of patents or technological solutions, in cooperation with the main industrial players in the sectors concerned.