The Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020 finances result orientated cross-border cooperation projects in Estonia, Finland (incl Åland), Latvia and Sweden

3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods

The financed projects under

Priority 3. Well-connected region
Specific Objective 3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods

Assuring Depth of fairways for Archipelago Public Transportation

The project ADAPT addresses a cross-border challenge connected to attaining the joint and efficient public transportation system in the archipelagos. The project aims at developing safe, time-saving and fuel-efficient routes for the transportation of passengers and goods in the Åland and Stockholm archipelagos.

In practice the project improves maritime transport system as part of the intermodal system for public transportation along with reducing its environmental impacts and enabling safe and state of the art navigation. To reduce CO2 emissions the project aims to develop more fuel efficient routes. The main beneficiaries are passengers using public transport in the archipelago as well as communities and businesses on the islands depending on tourism and public transportation.

As a result of the project the overall travel times for passengers using public transportation in the Stockholm and Åland archipelagos is reduced by more than 10%. A number of traffic routes are adjusted, while others are under consideration for future adjustments. New tools and methods are in place for optimising vessel use and operation in case of shallow and narrow waters or severe weather conditions. The changes result in improved flows of people and goods.
Lead partner:
Swedish Maritime Administration, Norrköping, Sweden
Project partners:

Stockholm County Council, Stockholm, Sweden
The Government of Åland, Mariehamn, Åland

SMART E67   
Advanced traffic management on E67 transport corridor

The project SMART E67 aims at increasing efficiency and safety of passenger and cargo mobility in the Central Baltic region by introducing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) on a key transport corridor in Estonia and Latvia. In both countries among other routes, the E67 transport corridor has the highest annual average daily traffic rates. While basic road infrastructure has been modernized on E67 transport corridor in Latvia and Estonia, traffic information and management systems need improvements to ensure efficient, environment friendly, safe passenger and cargo transport.

In practice the project introduces the ITS elements via pilot investments by developing adaptive traffic management-roadside variable message signs, modernized traffic lights, road weather information systems and other equipment providing to traffic participants timely, efficient and accurate traffic information. The project is implemented in cooperation with the Latvian State Roads and Estonian Road Administration.

The project results in adding information, management and communication technology to E67 transport corridor covering 202 km in Latvia and 192 km in Estonia. E67 road is more efficient which decreases travel time of passengers and cargos. Traffic information about road conditions, road works, congestions, and accidents contribute to the achievement of traffic efficiency whereas roadside telematics reduce traffic accidents. All in all, project E67 results contribute to the achievement of traffic efficiency, safety and reduction of CO2 emissions.
Lead partner:
State Joint Stock Company "Latvian State Roads", Riga, Latvia
Project partner:

Estonian Road Administration, Tallinn, Estonia
Associate partner:
Finnish Transport Agency, Helsinki, Finland

Integrated system for automated and paperless management of transit documents and for tracking movement of goods in real-time

The project MobiCarnet aims at improving the transport flows of goods and reducing the time-consumption of the movement of goods in three strategic transport corridors between Estonia and Finland. The idea is to enable an integrated system for automated and paperless management of transit documents and for tracking movement of goods in real-time. Currently there is no united and integrated system that enables to manage the transport related information and documentation across borders electronically, which makes the transportation of goods time consuming and ineffective.

In practice the project helps to harmonize transport procedures by enabling real-time overview of trucks and goods movement for all authorised organisations involved and preventing duplication and double checking of data. The MobiCarnet system will be first implemented within the three corridors in the region of Estonia and Finland. After the project, both partners are responsible for improving the system further according to the needs and possible changes in the regulations of the country.

As a result of the project the transport flows of goods improve and time-consumption of the movement of goods reduces in three strategic transport corridors (Ikla-Kotka, Ikla-Kemi and Luhamaa-Turku). The project reduces transportation time of goods in three transport corridors by more than 13%. The project is implemented in close partnership with the Association of Estonian International Road Carriers and Finnish Transport and Logistics SKAL. All in all, the project identifies and targets the challenges related to the improvement of the transport corridors within the Central Baltic region.
Lead partner:
Association of Estonian International Road Carriers, Tallinn, Estonia
Project partner:

SKAL Kustannus Oy, Helsinki, Finland
Associate partner:
Estonian Tax and Customs Board, Tallinn, Estonia