Introducing E-brokerage in European Transport Services: the Case of the PROSIT Project

Orestis D. Schinas, Dimitrios V. Lyridis, Harilaos N. Psaraftis

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The use of advanced telematic solutions in the transport sector is already a market trend as well as a policy choice of the European Commission (EC), aiming to improve mainly the overall efficiency of waterborne transport. The R&D project PROSIT, co-funded by the EC, is an effort to introduce telematic technologies in the traditional field of the shipbroker. As middlemen tend to be excluded in an era of “new economy”, PROSIT aims to explore the substitution of an actual commercial procedure with web-based tools. PROSIT has been developed through four major case-studies (scenarios), involving different states of technology, market needs, and organizational structures. In this paper all scenarios are described, discussed and evaluated. Given the results of PROSIT some qualitative issues of e-brokerage and the future of such services are discussed in view of the modular structure of modern enterprises.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2002
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventFifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research (ICECR-5) - Montréal, Canada
Duration: 23 Oct 200227 Oct 2002
Conference number: 5


ConferenceFifth International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research (ICECR-5)


  • Waterborne transport
  • Intermodal transport
  • E-brokerage
  • Validation
  • Logical framework method

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