Inventory of the EDI Information Systems in the Baltic Sea Countries

EDI-Baltic - S-82326

Keywords: EDI, information society, maritime information technologies, navigation, environmental protection

Start Date: 13 October 95 / Status: finished / Duration: 6 months

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Objectivies and Approach

In the framework of the Maritime Information Society (MARIS) G7 project, a study is envisaged in order to extend the benefits of two specific projects which involve the use of EDI in the Baltic Sea countries. The Ship Reporting project will concentrate on improving the safety of navigation and environmental protection by providing rapid access to information concerning vessels which are transporting dangerous goods and polluting cargoes. The MARTRANS project, in the field of logistics and multimodal transport, will initially integrate existing European port community systems and encourage other port communities to develop compatible systems in order to join MARTRANS. MARTRANS will provide real time information concerning cargo movements, thus making maritime transport more efficient. The present study is considered as a prerequisite before a detailed proposal for specific related projects in the Baltic Sea countries can be developed.

The report will describe the purpose and format of the current practices and information flows between the various shipping entities. It will provide recommendations which take advantage of any similarities between different Baltic countries and are specific to individual requirements.

Information Dissemination Activities and/or Exploitation

The study includes an assessment of the current situation, details about the information flows from shipping entities to authorities, from authorities to shipping entities, between various shipping entities and between various authorities. It contains recommendations, suggestions and many details on the current practices in ports of Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden as well as in these of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia. A copy of the study can be acquired from the coordinator.


Maritime Systems Technology
Surinamestraat 37
2585GH, The Hague, NL

EU Partners

Maritime Systems Technology, NL


Mr. S. Hollander
Tel: +31 70 346 95 28
Fax: +31 70 345 71 03

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EDI-Baltic - S-82326, May 1997

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