P3 Well-connected region
3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
€4 572 902
€3 429 676
The Baltic Sea Region is in need of efficient transportation solutions. In order to optimize the flow of goods in the transport corridor between Finland and Sweden by sea, road and rail there is a need to improve the quality of maritime transportation between Finland and Sweden. The possibilities for just-in-time arrivals and departures, especially in the maritime part of the corridor, should be improved.
The EfficientFlow project is a joint Swedish - Finnish initiative that contributes at the development of two transport corridors in the Central Baltic area e.g. the corridor to and between the ports of Gävle and Rauma and the ScanMed corridor between Stockholm and Turku. The project will make the transport flow in the corridors more efficient by improved processes and new digital solutions. The project will deliver improved processes, business models and ICT tools for enhanced information exchanged between port actors, between ports, between port and hinterland operators and between ports and ships.
The results of the project will be carefully analysed and evaluated, widely disseminated and can serve as best practices for other corridors and ports in the Central Baltic area and beyond. Improving the information exchange between the two corridor actors will contribute to higher efficiency and timesaving in both corridors. This will result in reduced transport time, higher transport predictability, improved sustainability and better transport quality. The project is expected to produce a 7% time saving.
Partner budget: 1.796.521 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 1.347.391 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 828.164 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 621.123 EUR ERDF
Partner budget: 20.532 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 15.399 EUR ERDF
Gävle Hamn AB
Partner budget: 571.450 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 428.588 EUR ERDF
Rauman Satama Oy
Partner budget: 634.098 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 475.573 EUR ERDF
Vessel Traffic Services Finland
Partner budget: 722.137 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 541.602 EUR ERDF
The value proposition identified by the project partners and users, encompasses:
• increased situational awareness among the actors in the ports and at sea in the corridors;
• connected port and more flexible route planning;
• improved port-hinterland information exchange;
• well-coordinated, faster and more optimized port operations;
• improved just-in-time processes, saved fuel, less waiting times, improved planning horizon, improved berth productivity; and
• increased flexibility in case of non-expected events.
As a result, ships will adjust speed in order to arrive just-in-time, which means making maritime transport more energy efficient, decreases harmful emissions (CO2), provides positive impact on erosion as well as provides safety and socio-economic benefits to the corridors.
Increased accuracy of information by digitization, waiting times and lead times will be reduced in all parts of the logistic chain and a large number of telephone calls between actors will be reduced to a minimum by the introduction of new ICT tools adding to time savings in the movement of goods. The risk of misunderstanding and misinterpretation of information will also be reduced, which contributes to reduced movement time of goods in the corridors.
The results achieved will last beyond the lifetime of the project and are transferrable to other ports and countries in the Central Baltic area.