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Hangzhou Forum: Showcasing of Transport & Logistics deliverables - Concrete applications of Trade Facilitation through automation

16 October 2018

Deefly Zhejiang Hotel, Guiyu Room, Hangzhou, China

For more than thirty years, UN/CEFACT has been developing and publishing standards – free of charge – for the entire supply chain, and in particular for the transport and logistics area. Many organizations have contributed to create truly global and robust standards that have stood the test of time. From UN/EDIFACT, still widely used today, to the Multi-Modal Transport Reference Data Model (a semantic library and structure of all of the data potentially used in transport and logistics), UN/CEFACT’s offers a complete set of solutions for the industry. It has also been a valuable platform to look at the data and the exchanges from the perspective of multiple modes of transport and multiple user needs (transport, consignor, regulatory, packing materials…).

This half day event will showcase published deliverables and on-going projects of the Transport and Logistics sector within UN/CEFACT, providing explanations on how the standards function as well as returns of experience from implementors. Some of the main deliverables that will be addressed include:

  • The Multi-Modal Transport Reference Data Model
  • Electronic Consignment Note (e-CMR)
  • Smart Containers
  • Data Pipeline
  • IMO FAL mappings and messages

Target Audience
Transport and Logistics experts and implementers; Government agencies covering transport; customs officials; …

To attend the conference, participants need to be registered for the Hangzhou Forum. You are kindly invited to register online by 21 September 2018.

In order to participate in the visit of a local logistics facility, please contact and reserve directly with the Domain Coordinator: David Roff and Jérôme Besancenot


9:00 – 9:15 - Welcome Address
Ms. Maria Rosaria Ceccarelli, Chief, Trade Facilitation Section, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE
Moderated by: Mr. Ian Watt, Vice Chair UN/CEFACT BSP PDA  BIO

9:15 – 9:45 - Traditional Data Exchanges in Transport
  Mr. David Roff   BIO
   Mr. Jorn Heerulff, Vice Chairman, BIC   BIO

9:45 – 10:30 - UN/CEFACT Evolution/Revolution
Principle of Reference Data Models
  Mr. Gerhard Heemskerk   BIO
Multi-Modal Transport RDM
  Ms. Sue Probert, Chair UN/CEFACT   BIO
Link between Supply Chain and Transport
  Mr. Rolf Wessel   BIO

10:30 – 11:00 - Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 - Harnessing the potential of message exchanges
  Ms. Sue Probert
Data Pipeline
  Mr. David Roff
Smart Containers
  Ms. Hanane Becha  BIO
  Mr. Nico De Cauwer, International Port Community System Association  BIO

12:00 – 12:30 - Q&A and Discussion