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Smart Port Calls

The Swedish Maritime Administration participates, together with the actors in the shipping industry in a joint program to create more efficient port calls through digitization. Together with Swedish Shipowners' Association, Ports of Sweden, Swedish Shipbrokers' Association and Swedish Transport Agency, Swedish Maritime Administration contributes to stimulating projects that digitize and streamline the port call process.

The program is planned to run at least until 2027 and includes the information and services exchanged between actors involved in a port call, from the time the ship leaves the previous port until the goods or passengers have switched to another means of transport and vice versa. All actors sharing information and benefits, to achieve jointly set goals, thus achieving efficiency.

The purpose of the program is to

·         Collaborate on digitalization and automation to accelerate development towards reduced costs and increased efficiency for the transport system

·         Strengthen Swedish competitiveness through efficient transport solutions

·         Strengthen shipping as a transport option

·         Reduce costs and increase efficiency for all actors involved

The goals of the program are concrete changes such as

·         A digital maritime infrastructure that supports both government reporting and business processes

·         Access to services with detailed information about the call among industry players

·         Reduced administration and shortened waiting times for all players in the call

·         Transfer of goods from land to sea

Current projects

The program is not in charge of the projects. The concrete functions of the program are knowledge sharing, dissemination of information and thoughts about content and partnerships in future projects. The aim is to build on the results from various projects that promote more efficient port calls through digitalisation.

Ongoing projects and initiatives follow below.

Order predictions

A one-year initiative in 2023, it works with improved pilot planning by using existing information from ship notifications, ports and AIS. Project manager: Swedish Maritime Administration.

Port information sharing

By sharing current information about arrival and departure information in real-time between the ports and the Swedish Maritime Administration, all actors involved in the call can optimize the utilization of their physical and personnel resources. The project takes place in close collaboration with Order Predictions and FEDeRATED.

Project manager: Swedish Maritime Administration.


An EU project running from 2019 to 2024 with 15 partners from six countries under the Digital Transport and Logistics Forum to create digital infrastructure for data exchange in logistics and transport for all modes of transport. From Sweden, the Swedish Transport Administration (STA) and the Swedish Maritime Administration are among the partners. Several Swedish pilot projects are proposed in shipping.

Coordinator: STA. Read more!


The European Maritime Single Window environment, EMSWe, is a project for ship reporting to authorities within the EU in connection with a ship call. The project follows from an EU regulation that was adopted in 2019 and which aims to simplify and streamline the administration. All Member States' Maritime Single Window must operate in the same way from 15 August 2025, according to the regulation.

Project manager: Swedish Maritime Administration.

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i.Hamn ("in.Port")

Small and medium-sized Swedish ports are joining forces in a new innovation project to upgrade their capacity for digitalisation, automation and electrification. The project is run within the framework of the Swedish Transport Administration's industry program for Sustainable Shipping (co-ordinated by Lighthouse). RISE, Gothenburg University and Chalmers will, as independent and neutral actors, run the project together with participating ports and other participating organizations.

Project manager: RISE. 

Navigational support from land - phase 2

Navigation support from land is one of the Swedish Maritime Administration's investment areas in research and innovation, which aims to become a complement to traditional pilotage.

The project has a budget of SEK 38 million over the years 2022-2025. The Swedish Transport Administration funds 29 million and the Maritime Administration funds 9 million.

Other partners in the project are RISE, VTI, the Swedish Civil Aviation Authority, Linköping University, SSPA and Chalmers University of Technology.

Participating shipping companies are currently Tärntank Rederi AB, Thunbolagen and Tarbit Shipping, and more are welcome.

Sustainable Flow

Sustainable Flow is an EU project in the Central Baltic Sea region. The aim is to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide with the help of, among other things, digitalisation. Two Swedish ports participate, Norrköping and Oxelösund. The Swedish Maritime Administration contributes knowledge about information sharing and will integrate a digital information flow between the ports and our ice breaking operations.

The project has a budget of a total of approx. 3.4 million euros over the years 2023-2026. The Swedish Maritime Administration's budget is approximately SEK 3 million. Interreg Central Baltic finances 80 percent of the costs.

Other partners in the project are Ports of Sweden, Finnish SAMK (lead) and FinTraffic, Estonian TTU, Latvian ITDA and Åland Universityof Applied Science.

Other ports are Pori and Rauma in Finland, Tallinn in Estonia, Riga in Latvia and Mariehamn on Åland.

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Digital Port Call (Gothenburg)

A ship's entire port call, from open sea to unloading at the quay and out to sea again, involves around 20 different contact points that must be coordinated to get an overview of the situation. 

Digital Port Call makes relevant information immediately available to the parties involved, making it easier to make decisions, increasing predictability and security. Up to 36 hours before departure, everyone – from the captain and pilot to the boatmen and crane operators – knows where and when the ship needs something.

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Last updated 2021-07-06