In April 2011, the LOGSEC Consortium published its findings from a year long research project to develop a Strategic Roadmap towards a large scale demonstration project in European Logistics and Supply Chain Security. The LOGSEC project uncovered the gaps in supply chain security and proposed recommendations for future research and demonstration activities, within and beyond the 7th Framework Program (FP7) in the EU.
Presenting a white paper titled "Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area - Towards a Competitive and Resource Efficient Transport System" in Brussels, EU Transport Commissioner Siim Kallas said doing away with the conventional sources of energy "must be achieved without sacrificing its efficiency and compromising mobility."
ICAO actions to enhance Supply Chain and global Air Transport Security
A joint press release of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and the World Customs Organisation (WCO) proposes to: “firm up cooperation on global air cargo security”. A second ICAO announcement relates to the adoption of a Roadmap by 14 ICAO Member States to “further protect global air transport from terrorist and other security threats”
Recent events have brought together a number of emerging initiatives and trends which indicate that 2011 may be a watershed year for convergence of measures involving supply chain security and aviation security. We review the more significant announcements, and report on both government and industry positions.