Adoption of E-Freight in Collaborative E-Cargo Eco System in Portugal
This paper describes a pilot business case at the Port of Leixões, within a project named e-IMPACT, co-founded
in the framework of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) and aiming at fostering an implementation action of e-Freight.
The objective of the business case is to establish a collaborative e-Cargo system that enables proper ICT integration at two
levels: organizational (all parties in the logistics supply chain around the Port of Leixões) and technological (through
electronic multimodal logistic services supported by a connectivity infrastructure developed over CEF e-Delivery building
block). The collaborative e-Cargo system supports description of logistics services in a catalogue, search for logistics
solutions, booking and facilitates the exchange of planning and execution management information between all parties
involved despite the fact that their corresponding legacy systems do not exchange information directly. The paper details
how the pilot objectives were achieved.
Keywords - Ee-Freight, TEN-T, logistics, transport, eDelivery, digital services, Maritime, Road, Rail and Inland Waterway