WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2023)—The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo), a global initiative shaping policy and ideas for transportation systems that more efficiently, sustainably, and equitably move people and goods, today released an issue brief that outlines why it is necessary for the freight sector to invest in digital infrastructure and prioritize the development and adoption of open freight data exchange standards to create more efficient, secure, and resilient global supply chains.
The brief, “The Importance of Data Standards and Interoperability in Global Supply Chains,” builds on ReMo’s 2022 freight report, “Solving the Global Supply Chain Crisis with Data Sharing,” and it explores how open, vendor neutral, API-enabled data exchange standards for multimodal freight operations would lay the foundation for developing interoperable data sharing across the freight sector. Timely and accurate dissemination of information between freight stakeholders underpins supply chain resilience and optimizes coordination that drives down business costs and mitigates disruptions.
“The technology exists today to standardize near real-time data exchange in the global freight sector—reducing emissions and pollution by 22% and costs by 6%—but it is hampered by outdated, nonstandard communication methods,” said Christine Weydig, ReMo’s Executive Director.
“This new brief aims to bridge the knowledge gap in the freight sector about how data standards work, why they matter, and how to create future-focused data exchange systems that level the playing field and improve operational efficiencies for the whole industry,” said Weydig.
This brief lays the groundwork for ReMo’s forthcoming brief, “Best Practices for Freight Data Standards Development,” which will investigate lessons learned from the development and adoption of existing standards in the transportation sector and make actionable recommendations to policymakers and freight stakeholders.
About the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility
The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global initiative of SAFE, advancing a vision for how new mobility technologies and services will shape transportation policy that is better for people and the planet. Bringing together stakeholders across transportation, technology, and sustainability, ReMo conducts research and policy advocacy in the U.S. and Europe to improve transportation systems that move people and goods, making them more efficient, sustainable, equitable, and secure. For more information visit, reimaginedmobility.org.
SAFE is a bipartisan nonprofit that accelerates the real-world deployment of secure, resilient, and sustainable transportation and energy solutions of the United States, and its partners and allies, by shaping policies, perceptions, and practices that create opportunity for all. Visit secureenergy.org.
Jason Islas, Senior Manager, Communications, ReMo
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