Hoyer has called for increased standardisation and improved transparency between different suppliers in the chemicals supply chain.
The German bulk logistics 3PL is to work with the European Chemical Transport Association (ECTA) to develop a standard framework for transport data and message definition. This, it said, would improve end-to-end supply chain transparency and collaboration across the chemical logistics sector.
The ECTA will look to provide “reliable and continuously updated information” on estimated time of arrival, which it said would avoid the unnecessary exchange of large amounts of raw data, and differences in interpretation of an estimated time of arrival.
The scope of the initiative between the two parties is not limited to just the standardisation of transport messages, but will also look at other areas of the logistics process where standardisation would would lead to a higher efficiency across board.
By Michelle Mooney