CORE will demonstrate how a powerful and innovative Consistently Optimised REsilient ecosystem implementation, integrating interoperability, security, resilience and real-time optimisation can produce cost effective, fast and robust solutions that will guarantee the efficient and secure transit of goods through the worldwide Global Supply Chain system. 

CORE will show how protecting and securing the Global Supply Chain, and reducing its vulnerability to disruption (whether caused by natural disasters, terrorism or other forms of undesirable or illegal activity), can be done while guaranteeing the promotion of a timely and efficient flow of legitimate commerce through the European Union (EU) and other nations around the world. CORE will demonstrate that this can be done while at the same time offering tangible benefits to involved stakeholders (transaction, transport, regulatory and financial operators), thus facilitating its adoption by commercial entities.



Making trusted and transparent supply chains a reality

Picture the scene: you’re waiting for your imported perishable goods to arrive at the airport/port. They need to be cleared by Customs without delay or their commercial value will quickly become negligible.  Or maybe you are shipping high value goods where the inventory cost is far too high to allow for lengthy transit times. Everyday scenarios such as these mean a constant endeavor to ensure that legitimate trade can be managed, processed and dispatched in a seamless manner.

Customs organizations and the companies dealing with them are facing significant challenges. Due to the growth of international trade, e-commerce, Brexit and ever-increasing regulations and requirements in international trade, the amount of customs declarations and other border formalities are increasing exponentially.  Couple this with the limited resources available, organisations dealing with customs matters are looking for novel approaches to be able to cope with these challenges. The CORE data pipeline concept has proven to be an effective way of tackling and overcoming these challenges to help keep goods flowing smoothly, whilst increasing compliance. 

But the benefits aren’t limited to better coordinated border management. Concepts like low-intrusive scanning and system-based supervision, can guarantee seamless interoperability and bring end-to-end visibility. These concepts can enhance the speed, reliability, and efficiency of global supply chains, while safeguarding supply chain security and increasing the effectiveness of compliance supervision by authorities. 

Through CORE, a four year and 50 million Euro project in which 70 partners collaborated, Trusted and Transparent Trade Lanes are becoming a reality.

The European Shippers Council and CLECAT, on behalf of the project consortium invite you to the final CORE event which will be held in the Brussels’ Stanhope Hotel on 11th April 2018. Shippers, freight forwarders, transport providers and authorities will come together to demonstrate the tangible outcomes of the CORE project and how these can positively impact the future in delivering trusted and transparent supply chains. 

More information will follow soon, but you can now register your interest to attend this exclusive event below.


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Key Objectives

CORE will address in an integrated and stakeholder-friendly way three main areas:

  1. End-to-end Supply Chain Security fostering standardisation, harmonisation and mutual recognition;
  2. Controlled global visibility of security risks and other supply chain threats and their impact on supply chain flows around the world;
  3. Real-time Lean Agile Resilient Green Optimised supply chain solutions offering a highly innovative approach to designing supply chains resilient (in real-time) to major disturbances caused by high impact events Furthermore the results of CORE will help the EU (and other countries) introduce changes to Customs policy which strike a balance between public and business interests, within reasonable regulatory constraints.

To download a brochure describing the CORE project, the Vision and the key concepts, click here.

First Core Supply Chain Forum

The CORE Consortium held their first Supply Chain Forum in Antwerp on September 24, 2015 during the Transport and Logistics Expo, ‘the networking hub for transport & logistic professionals’.

Please click here for the agenda, presentations and report of the First CORE Supply Chain Forum.