• GET Service

Co-funded by the 7th Framework Program of the European Union

GET Service: Efficient Transportation Planning and Execution

The GET Service platform provides transportation planners with the means to plan transportation routes more efficiently and to respond quickly to unexpected events during transportation. To this end, it connects to existing transportation management systems and improves on their performance by enabling sharing of selected information between transportation partners, logistics service providers and authorities.

In doing so, the GET Service platform will help to:

  • improve the modal split;
  • reduce the number of empty miles; and
  • reduce transportation times.

This enables transportation companies to operate more efficiently. By improving the modal split in Europe by just 2% and the number of empty miles by just 1%, the total energy cost of transportation can be reduced by around 2.3 million liters of diesel, while the total CO2 emission in the EU can be decreased by 6.5 million tonnes CO2.


GET Service: Reduce cost, CO2 emission and Transportation time

The GET Service platform considers the following scenarios:

  1. Real-time planning. While most transportation plans are made based on scheduled departure and arrival times, a planner can benefit from real-time insight into current delays of connecting modes of transportation, current handling times at terminals, and current administrative delays. Better insight enables tighter planning by reducing slack and taking changed cut-off times into account. At the same time, it reduces the risk of missing connections, which encourages planners to use a better modal split.

  2. Optimal resource selection. Much time is lost with determining the availability of a transportation resource. Real-time insight into the available transportation capacity in a certain area significantly reduces empty miles, because the closest transportation resource can easily be selected. When real-time information on multiple modes of transportation is available, this can also improve the model split.

  3. Executing changes during transportation. Dynamically changing the transportation plan while it is being executed is extremely hard. By creating real-time insight into the status of the transportation plan, disruptions of the plan and alternative transportation options, and by facilitating the execution of the tasks associated with changing the transportation plan, transportation times can be reduced. At the same time true synchro-modal transportation can be enabled.

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