The activity will increase the cooperation between ports in the Baltic Sea Region through efficient information sharing, joint approaches in the security regulations and marketing activities with an aim to promote shipping as an alternative to current transportation solutions. The Marine Integration Project aims to provide tools for a more energy-efficient planning and operational implementation of the feeder network in the Baltic Sea Region. Sharing of real-time operational status and further harmonised security standards will improve the quality of data available for decisions makers in ports, shipping lines and related service providers.
Tools for Distribution of Information
A main factor for a succesful development of the hub and spokes system is the creation of common tools for efficient distribution of information within each of the port communities and between participating ports in the hub and spokes system.
The project will thus implemenent three infra-organisational tools which aim at increasing efficiency in communication and thus provide opportunities for more cost-efficient and reliable sea transports within the hub and spokes system.
- The ICT Toolbox is an ICT-system (Information and Communication Technology system) for rapid exchange of reliable live port production data
- The CPSS component (Common Port Security Standards) is a joint effort on finding possibilities to harmonise port security procedures
- The Hub/User Interface includes the creation of an open market information system providing possibilities to communicate the sea transport market solutions for the ports and shipping lines in the Baltic Sea Region