FFC - Fresh Food Corridors
The project FRESH FOOD CORRIDORS will start new logistics chains to deliver perishable goods considering the Motorways of the sea concept from non-EU countries till the main European markets. The fresh products will enter Europe through the ports of Venice, Koper and Marseille and thanks to a new integrated logistics chain of fast shipping for perishable products it will travel from Israel-Jordan-Palestine to the final destinations in central and northern Europe.
Dry and reefer containers will move from their origin by inland transportation modes to the gateway ports, then by vessels on a scheduled service between non-EU ports in the Mediterranean (Israel) to the three EU ports, then by dedicated rail services to Northern logistical centres (e.g. Rotterdam) and then by truck to the end client. The Action is complemented by a pilot on a further corridor (Cyprus – Egypt) focused on IT and process integration and by a transferability analysis of the concept between the Port of La Spezia and further non-EU countries.
The project major innovation concerns the fact that the carrier used inside the EU will be the train and that refrigeration will electrically be powered through an innovative technology. At the same time the project approaches also ICT solutions as all the authorization processes and controls will be managed paperless by the respective Port Community Systems.
A further novelty is represented by the participation for the first time in the CEF Programme of a third country, Israel, as full beneficiary. Moreover, all the actors of the complete supply chain are involved: exporters, freight forwarders, shipping lines, terminals and rail operators.
Member States involved: Slovenia, France, Italy, Cyprus and Israel (third country)
Project duration: 1/09/2014 – 31/10/2017
Project total budget: € 21,405,945.45
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