A new Sea Traffic Management (STM) project has received EU funding from the Interreg Central Baltic Programme. EfficientFlow covers many aspects of Sea Traffic Management in the ports of Rauma, Finland and Gävle, Sweden, as well as STM-enabled traffic flow management for the many large ferries that sail through the archipelago between Sweden and Finland.
The first call for the financing of EU-funded standard projects, whose budget is €84.6 million, has been published: deadline for submitting project proposals has been postponed from 9th November 2017 to 15th December 2017.
What is the aim Interreg Program?
The Interreg program has the purpose to help regional and local governments across Europe to develop a better policy.
The Digitalization of the Transport Sector is one of the key objectives of the European Commission. In order to take the digital agenda in transport further, the European Commission launched on 1st July 2015 the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum (DLTF).
As highlighted by Mendez et al. (2013) in late 2012, the European Commission sent a ‘Position Paper’ to each Member State containing the position of the Commission Services on the development the Partnership Agreement (PA) and Operational Programmes (OPs) in each country for the period 2014-2020.
We got in touch with Brian Simpson, European Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea programme and one of the keynote speakers for the upcoming Baltic Ports Conference 2017 and talked about the future of MoS and its impact on the Baltic port industry.
As highlighted by Tomas Michel, WssTP President “applicants need to think in terms of quantified impacts.We would like to see substantial, ambitious and sustainable impacts in terms of environmental but also social and economic benefits.