A. General Information
B. Lessons Learned
- To interconnect logistics information systems of China, Japan and Republic of Korea.
- To encourage researches on logistics information standards technologies.
- To promote technological exchange, training popularization of logistics information systems.
Northeast Asia is one of the centers of the world economic activities. The total aggregated GDP of the Peoples' Republic of China, Japan the Republic of Korea is approximately 17% of the world economy, the total value generated by The Three Countries approximately USD 4.5 trillion, 14% of the world trade value in 2008. The container through put between The Three Countries accounts for 30% of the world total, constituting the biggest transport chain of Asia.
The surge of transport volume calls for seamless logistics information systems preferential policies for the facilitation of cargo movement between The Three Countries. However, the current logistics information transmits inefficiently information islands occur, resulting in high cost low efficiency of the logistics sector.
In order to improve the logistics service capacity efficiency of Northeast Asia, facilitate logistics information exchange sharing, promote regional economic, transport service, trade development, the transport logistics ministries of The Three Countries mapped out blueprint for the transport logistics sector. The First Korea-China-Japan Ministerial Conference on Maritime Transport Logistics held in 2006 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea outlined 12 Action Plans, with "make efforts to establish an interconnected logistics information network between The Three Countries" as the Third Action Plan. The Second Japan-China-Korea Ministerial Conference on Maritime Transport Logistics held in 2008 in Okayama, Japan decided to set up a working group to make researches on the interconnection of logistics information systems of The Three Countries. The Third China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport Logistics held in 2010 in Chengdu, China decided to establish a Cooperative Mechanism on Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) to achieve quick efficient flow of logistics information between The Three Countries jointly carry out related researches. On 2 December 2010, the vice ministers from the Transport Logistics Ministries of The Three Countries jointly signed the Cooperative Mechanism in Hangzhou, China officially launched NEAL-NET. On the following day, the 1st Council Meeting of NEAL-NET was held.
To interconnect logistics information systems
To develop NEAL-NET standard based on EPCGlobal (EPCIS) and UN/CEFACT standard code such as location, transport status, etc.
To develop common interface based on WEB Service with SOAP
Dynamic Vessel Schedule
Inefficient Logistics Information Exchanging & Sharing Service
Shippers (Cargo owners) and logistics companies try to obtain highly accurate cargo status information from various logistics players to know the real cargo location.
Currently, information system was linked by connecting interface together directly in very poor efficiency. Enterprises exchange information via public information platform can solve issues above, but there the information platform has not been unified yet not only internationally but also domestically.
To reduce workloads for obtaining information, there are needs not only searching cargo status information from web site but also auto-obtaining of cargo location data.
Three countries agreed to define National level policy
signed ministry level MOU among three countries
agree to develop NEAL-NET standard and interface and to exchange logistic information
NEAL-NET is best practice model
Few practices of information sharing for government level in logistics domain
They are sharing real transaction data , this data is sending from their user such as shipping agency, freight forwarder, etc.
Other body such as EU e-freight or US EFM is interesting to NEAL-NET
Establish an initial version of infrastructure for global supply chain
Develops message and interface standard
Develops exchanging method
Government sector cooperation is essential for the facilitation of cross-border paperless trade transactions
Reduce logistics information sharing cost, Timeliness data query, Accuracy of data, and Security of data
Expand the scope of NEAL-NET for international cooperation with Asia and EU, etc.
Support international multimodal transport
C. Relevant Standards
May 2012, The 5th China-Japan-Korea Leaders Summit was held in Beijing China， Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak presented the meeting and announced declaration