InterCor: connecting European road transport

Published on: 19 December 2016
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InterCor : connecter le transport routier en Europe

MGI is part of the European InterCor project involving France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The seventeen partner organisations* are striving to make road transport information systems interoperable and to determine what data needs to be shared in order to optimise the supply chain. These partners will make recommendations and propose a technological standard that can be rolled out in other European countries.

MGI’s role in this vast programme is to offer its expertise in private systems interoperability for multimodal logistics, in particular, haulage operations from marine and inland multimodal platforms.

InterCor builds on national projects that seek to use Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) based on communicating and sharing data between vehicles, road infrastructure and communications infrastructure.

Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems use technology embedded in vehicles and road infrastructure, developed under the Scoop@f project. This technology is used to share messages about key stages in goods transit, from collection to final destination. For goods transiting across multiple countries, these stages include loading in departure port, unloading in arrival port, loading onto lorry, multi-country border crossings and arrival at final destination, offering logistics operators door-to-door goods tracking and pre-emptive management.

In France, technology developed under the Scoop@f project is already being used in the NOSCIFEL service, which is supported by MGI. NOSCIFEL is a carrier appointment system for goods collection across France (shipper premises, port terminal or inland terminal). It is an additional service in the AP+ Port Community System (PCS) and will also be available in the upcoming Ci5 PCS.

InterCor goes beyond national borders to provide goods traceability across the four partner countries. If pilot tests prove successful, InterCor will provide a technological standard that could be rolled out in other European countries.

Ci5 users will be able to connect to this service via the PCS for even greater traceability and smoother goods flows.

InterCor has received €30 million in funding over three years under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), including funding from the European Commission.

*Partner organisations:

Rijkwaterstraat, Netherlands
ERTICO-ITS Europe, Belgium
Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie, France
Department for Transport, United Kingdom
The Department of Mobility & Public Works, Belgium
Provincie Noord Brabant, Netherlands
Provincie Utrecht, Netherlands
Institut Français des Sciences et Technologies des Transports, de l’Améngement et des Réseaux, France
SANEF, France
Universite de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
Opentrust Keynectis, France
Geoloc Systems, France
Marseille Gyptis International, France
Universiy of Valenciennes, France
I-TRANS (Northern Region), France
Telecom Paristech, France