P3 Well-connected region
3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods
01.03.2018 - 31.08.2021
€4 093 858
€3 070 394
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: 1.541.921 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 1.156.441 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: 615.050 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 461.288 EUR ERDF
Rauman Satama Oy
Partner budget: 620.098 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 465.073 EUR ERDF
Vessel Traffic Services Finland
Partner budget: 468.093 EUR
Amount of ERDF funding: 351.070 EUR ERDF
The EfficientFlow project improved the flow of goods and passengers through the two corridors of Gävle-Rauma and Stockholm-Turku in Baltic Sea Region by implementation of Sea Traffic Management concept
The EfficientFlow project improved the flow of goods and passengers through the two corridors of Gävle-Rauma and Stockholm-Turku in Baltic Sea Region by implementation of Sea Traffic Management concept.
The project had two blocks of activities:
1. Port flow optimisation - development of Port Activity Application
Port Activity App™ is a digital solution for sharing information before and during a ship call to a port. The sharing of information through the app between port actors makes planning more efficient for everyone involved. For example, when it comes to operational planning, the app provides updated current and correct information about when the ship is expected to arrive, when it arrives at the quay, planned departure time and any delays, etc.
- Port Activity app was tested and developed in Gävle and Rauma ports. 14 ports in Finland will start using the app after the project end.
- Port Activity app is an open-source solution and freely available for all interested organisations.
- Links to the apps and related documentation can be accessed HERE
- Video about Port Activity app
- Rauma Activity App training video
- Gävle Activity App training video
2. Ship flow optimisation
The project introduced the Flow optimization in the regular ferry traffic to improve situational awareness, facilitate higher predictability and efficiency as well as time saving and safety in the corridor. ECDISes, Portable Pilot Units and VTS systems were developed to be able to exchange routes with each other in order to very accurately calculate where in the fairway, canal or other confined water ships will be meeting each other.
The relevant information on how the “system” works can be found in the documents, links and movie clips below on the project website.
Here you can find the recording of the final project event.
- The EfficientFlow project improved the flow of goods and passengers through the two corridors of Gävle-Rauma and Stockholm-Turku in Baltic Sea Region by implementation of Sea Traffic Management concept.