Final CORE event

Brussels, 11 April 2018, the European Shippers’ Council together with CLECAT held the Final CORE Event ‘The Supply Chain Unchained’. Fostering the data pipeline has been at the centre of the CORE project.

Speakers gave overviews of CORE demonstrations undertaken to enhance the exchange of real-time data to better track goods in transit. Advances in this regard have led to greater visibility and reduced operational costs. This happened, primarily, due to faster flows through customs, as customs officials received pertinent data prior to the arrival of goods. In addition, participants, including the event’s keynote speaker, from the European Commission’s DG MOVE, highlighted the increasing threat posed by cyber attacks. As such, the need to secure the growing volumes of data through software such as blockchain was underlined as a key challenge for the industry going forward.

More than 150 participants attended the event and raised interesting discussions on the applicability and the way forward after the project ends.

For the press release, please see here.

The report and presentations from the final CORE event are available at the CORE website.