Trimodal transshipment point Port II – Efficient flow through digital networking
Original Language Title: Trimodaler Umschlagplatz Hafen II – Effizienter Fluss durch digitale Vernetzung
The aim of the project TRIUMPH is to develop a concept of an intelligent communication concept, which is capable of connecting all at the port/terminal involved parties and closely linking the stakeholders' processes. The whole transport chain is made digitally visible by using automated, EDI-standard based data-access routines and supported by an intelligent clearing service. Due to the reduction of complexity through standardization and the elimination of inefficiencies, a higher information value is achieved, which results in savings of communication and transaction costs, reduced lead times of business processes, prevention of media breaks and erroneous data entries. Furthermore, TRIUMPH II contributes to the shift towards ship and train by supporting modal decisions by a standardized communication process.
Access privileges will be automatically efficiently generated in the background, whereas data access will only be dynamically provided to necessary, transport relevant data - e.g. actual positioning data of inbound trucks - without administrative efforts. Furthermore, transport infrastructure related data from Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) - like planned and spontaneous traffic incidents - are provided. Additionally, the communication hub not only serves the purpose of regulated data-forwarding, but providing intelligent mechanisms, in order to implement processes of proactive event monitoring at the involved parties.
Due to the consortium structure and especially the membership of GS1 Austria access to the 'Global Management Process (GSMP)', which is THE global platform of EDI-standard based solutions of efficiency enhancements within the value chain. The newly defined and integrated processes are designed to be incorporated as extensions of existing EDI-standards, which will internationally be recognized and implemented. Austria has the chance to become a nucleus of new or enhanced EDI-standards promoting multimodal transport.
The present issue sets out a new, in Austria fairly low studied, highly innovative research field, which is capable to receive international attention. The planned proof-of-concept provides a feasibility check of the communication concept. Furthermore, the development of a suitable business case will prepare the necessary further steps to the realization of a follow-up project. Furthermore, the methods of estimated times of arrival developed in the TRIUMPH project will be enhanced in terms of reliability. For this reason, the actual manual selection of geofences will be automated to achieve an adaptive and self-optimizing system. Combinatorial optimization methods will be integrated, to react on changes within the traffic volumes without further interventions. Moreover, the quality of prediction (precision) will be improved, since advanced (statistical) methods will be used, to extract (hidden) regularities. Effects on processes within the intermodal hub will be examined to achieve an efficiency boost for intermodal transport chains.