Real Time Ferries

Real Time Ferries — sharing real time departure and arrival times for ferries in the Baltic Sea Region to facilitate passenger and goods transport.


within the frame of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014–2020 (ERDF part-financed)
Project’s objective is within priority no 3 of the Baltic Sea Region Interreg Programme which is sustainable transport. More specific objective is specified as interoperability of transport modes.


The aim of the RTF project is to increase interoperability in transporting goods and persons in north-south and east-west connections based on increased capacity of transport actors.

The project makes real-time information about ferry delays, cancellations and travel time prognoses available to travel planning systems that cover different modes of transport. Real-time travel information is an immensely dynamic field – and ferry transportation is currently at risk of being left behind. The project sets up a collaborative data platform for real-time ferry information to be used for smoother transport of goods and people in the Baltic Sea Region. To achieve this, key actors from ship navigation, public transport, ports & logistics and also politics/policy makers combine their efforts.

The Real Time Ferries Project apply 15 different use-cases on a number of demo lines across the Baltic Sea Region.
The project assumes that first of ferry real time demo lines start to operate in late 2019. The lines cover the prevailing ferry line types of the Baltic Sea Region and involve major ferry operators. They demonstrate benefits for 18 million passengers, 3 million cars, 44 thous busses and 850 thous trailers each year. By the end of the project, the  benefit is expected to be for all relevant transport actors to generate and to utilize ferry real time information for optimising intermodal transport chains for both goods and people across the entire region.
TIME FRAME          01.10.2017 – 30.09.2020
PROJECT BUDGET              € 4 960 899,00
• University of Rostock DE – Lead Partner
• Public Transport Association Berlin Brandenburg DE
• Baltic Sea Forum e.V. DE
• Schenker Deutschland AG DE
• Swedish Maritime Administration SE
• Viktoria Swedish ICT SE
• Skånetrafiken SE
• Stena Line AB SE
• Viking Line Abp FI
• Helsinki Region Transport FI
• West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin PL
• Klaipeda Shipping Research Center LT
• A´TUIN” Ltd. LV
• International Transport Development Association LV
• Estonian Small Harbours Development Center EE
• Saarte Liinid AS EE
• Motus Foundation (in cooperation with BPO) PL
• Lindaliini OY FI
• Tallinn University of Technology EE
• Estonian Road Administration EE
• Port of Trelleborg SE
• Flixbus DE


23 ASSOCIATED PARTNERS from 8 countries: Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland  and Sweden.
• Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development M-V DE
• Rostock Trimodal DE
• Euroports Ferry Stevedoring Rostock DE
• German Logistics Association DE
• Tom Tom Germany DE
• GoEuro DE
• Danish State Railways DK
• HH Ferries Group SE
• Västtrafik SE
• Port of Stockholm SE
• Central Klaipeda Terminal LT
• Smitlynes Perkela LT
• Latvian Coast Guard LV
• Ministry of Transport Latvia LV
• Port of Liepaja LV
• Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication Estonia EE
• Baltic Ports Organization EE
• City of Helsinki FI
• Delfi Association DE
• TS Laevad OÜ EE
• Danish Shipwoners Association DK
• Tallink Grupp EE