Support Project News

May 2014
Practical results from the SUPPORT (Security UPgrade for PORTS) project, co-ordinated by BMT Group and part-funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Security Research Program, will be demonstrated to key stakeholders at Stena Line’s ferry terminals starting at Masthuggskajen in the port of Gothenburg on May 7 and 8.
13-14 November 2013

Presentation of new Port Security Management System (PSMS)
A new Port Security Management System (PSMS) was introduced for the first time by Henk van Unnik of Tosepo at Transport Security Expo, which took place at London Olympia Central Level 2 on the 13-14 November 2014.

Here is a selection of the resultant press coverage; click on the article title to read the whole article:-

EU-funded R&D project delivers enhanced port security

New Port Security Management System

EU funds help enhance port security

Wednesday, 24th July 2013,   Wednesday, July 24th 2013: Special Seminar Talk at the Graduate Center, City University  of New York

Presenter Professor Nineta Polemi ([email protected]) , University of Pireaus, Dept. of Informatics, Title: “Protecting the Ports’ Critical Information Infrastructures.”  TIME: 4:00pm - 5:00pm, Rm. 4214.03 (Math Thesis Exam room).  Abstract: “The speaker will present results from the: European projects she is involved in on port security (FASTPASS, CYSM and S-PORT;  the activities on maritime cyber security from the  European Network and information Security Agency that she participated in, and her own research.
18 & 19 Apr 13   Στον ΟΛΠ Α.Ε συνέρχεται στις 18 & 19.04 η Τεχνική Συνάντηση Εμπειρογνωμόνων του SUPPORT 

Στον ΟΛΠ Α.Ε συνέρχεται στις 18 και 19 Απριλίου η Τεχνική Συνάντηση Εμπειρογνωμόνων του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος SUPPORT (Security Upgrade for PORT’s).
Στα πλαίσια του SUPPORT θα πραγματοποιηθεί εφαρμογή σε πραγματική κλίμακα σε δύο λιμάνια της Ε.Ε., τον Πειραιά και το Γκέτεμποργκ.

Ο Πειραιάς έχει επιλέξει το Λιμάνι Κρουαζιερόπλοιων, στο οποίο θα εφαρμοσθεί μια νέα πλατφόρμα μέσω της οποίας θα ελέγχεται η πρόσβαση Ανθρώπων και Οχημάτων βάσει του Κώδικα ΙSPS. Η πλατφόρμα ελέγχου χρησιμοποιεί λογισμικό και υλικά τελευταίας τεχνολογίας, τα οποία μετά την αξιολόγηση θα αποτελέσουν περιουσία του ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. Η πλατφόρμα αυτή στη συνέχεια θα επεκταθεί και στους επτά (7) Τομείς Ασφάλειας (ΣΑΛΕ) του λιμένα Πειραιά.
Η τελική εφαρμογή θα ενισχυθεί με νέες προτάσεις πολιτικής καθώς και εκπαιδευτικά προγράμματα για το προσωπικό ασφάλειας.
Το πρόγραμμα SUPPORT στοχεύει στην αύξηση του τρέχοντος επιπέδου ασφάλειας των λιμένων βάσει και των διαρκώς εξελισσόμενων Διεθνών Κανονισμών και Προτύπων, σε ένα ιδιαίτερα πολύπλοκο πραγματικό περιβάλλον.
Όπως δήλωσε και ο Πρόεδρος και Δ/νων Σύμβουλος του ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. κ. Γιώργος Ανωμερίτης στη συνάντηση εργασίας: «Ποιότητα και Ασφάλεια είναι οι πάγιοι στόχοι των πολιτικών μας μέσα φυσικά σε ένα χώρο ιδιαίτερης προστασίας του Περιβάλλοντος. Ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. είναι ένα λιμάνι πολλαπλών δραστηριοτήτων, έκτασης κρηπιδότοιχων 37,7 km και εξυπηρέτησης 40.000 αφιξοαναχωρήσεων πλοίων ετησίως, η φύλαξη του οποίου απαιτεί συνεχή δραστηριότητα με επτά αυτόνομους θύλακες και με πλήρη σχέδια ασφαλείας. Ο ΟΛΠ Α.Ε. μέσα από το πρόγραμμα SUPPORT υποδέχεται και εφαρμόζει ένα ακόμα προηγμένης τεχνολογίας σύστημα ασφάλειας».
18 Oct  12   5th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL 2012) 

We are pleased to announce the 5th European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics (ECITL '12) on November 7-9, 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden . This year's conference will focus on " Smart Freight to enable sustainable logistics solutions" and will highlight innovations and applications in this area. 

The conference aims to close the gap between research and innovation and the logistics industry , moving research results into real world innovation and driving the competitiveness of European companies in the transport logistics sector. This year's ECITL features an academic session on Wednesday and a two-day industrial session on Thursday and Friday. Research and Industry alike are invited to propose interesting contributions to this year's ECITL line-up. 

The event is coordinated by Chalmers University and the University of Applied Sciences, Vorarlberg. EU funded projects dealing with topics in transport logistics like iCargo, e-Freight, CO3 and Cassandra support the conference. The target audience includes everybody involved in logistics planning and operations, e.g., logistics operators, shippers, industry, infrastructure providers and authorities. Additional and up-to-date information about the event, e.g., detailed venue information and a conference program can be found on the conference website: .
24 Nov 10   Report on the e-Freight 2012 conference 

The SUPPORT project was one of a number of EU funded projects that co-organised the e-Freight 2012 conference, held in Delft 9-10th May 2012, to develop the vision for a paper-free, electronic flow of information associating the physical flow of goods with a paperless trail built by Information and Communication Technologies. 

The event was a scientific conference combined with a business viewpoint and a scientific committee with representatives of Newcastle University, Technical University Delft, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and City University London. The conference was attended by 112 delegates from 22 countries, representing academia, research organisations, policy makers and industry. 

For more information about the conference, see here To see videos of the conference, see here 

To see copies of the papers presented, see here 

To see slides of the conference, see here 

Report from ECITL - "3rd European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics" in Bremen, Germany On the 4th and 5th of November, 2010, specialists in the field of logistics from industry and research presented new ideas and solutions currently developed within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission. The "European Conference on ICT for Transport Logistics" ( ) is a place where professionals from different European Research Projects in the area of logistics come together and exchange ideas. Initiated by the European Commission in 2008, this conference is a yearly event held at different locations. View a full report at: or download the press releasehere .
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