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Real Time Ferries

Real Time Ferries

It´s time to get visible!
Real Time Ferries − sharing real time departure and arrival times for ferries in the Baltic Sea Region to facilitate passenger and goods transport.

Ferries play a significant role in the Baltic Sea Region in both goods and passenger transport. To make ferry transports a more competitive alternative interoperability between ferry and land transport is crucial. Up to date information at all times is vital to make the entire transport chain work efficiently and. Real time information also allow optimisation of the intermodal traffic flows.


The Real Time Ferries Project is a project within the Interreg Baltic Sea Region funded by the European Union´s European Regional Development Fund and by the Project Partners.

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RTF Project Partners:

  • A´Tuin LV
  • Baltic Sea Forum DE
  • Estonian Road Administration EE
  • Estonian Small Harbours Development Center EE
  • Helsinki Region Transport FI
  • International Transport Development Association LV
  • Klaipeda Shipping Research Center LT
  • Motus Foundation (in cooperation with BPO) PL
  • Port of Trelleborg SE
  • Public Transport Authority Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB) DE
  • Saarte Liinid EE
  • Schenker Deutschland DE
  • Skånetrafiken SE
  • Stena Line SE
  • Swedish Maritime Administration SE
  • RISE Research Institutes of Sweden SE
  • Tallinn University of Technology EE
  • University of Rostock DE (Lead Partner)
  • VMZ Berlin Betreibergesellschaft DE
  • West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin PL
  • Viking Line FI

RTF Associated Partners

  • Baltic Ports Organization EE
  • Central Klaipeda Terminal LT
  • City of Helsinki FI
  • Danish Shipowners Association DK
  • Danish State Railways DK
  • Delfi Association DE
  • Euroports Ferry Stevedoring Rostock DE
  • Flixmobility DE
  • ForSea Helsingborg SE
  • German Logistics Association DE
  • GoEuro DE
  • Latvian Coast Guard LV
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication Estonia EE
  • Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development M-V DE
  • Ministry of Transport Latvia LV
  • Port of Liepaja LV
  • Port of Stockholm SE
  • Rostock Trimodal DE
  • Scandlines Deutschland DE
  • Smiltynes Perkela LT
  • Tallink Grupp EE
  • Tom Tom Germany DE
  • TS Laevad EE
  • Västtrafik SE


Read more about the RTF project and don’t miss the 1-minute film describing the already existing InterFace+ pilot solution!

Real Time Ferries – making ferries visable

Read more about the RTF project and don’t miss the 4-minute film describing the whole Real Time Ferries concept!

Real Time Ferries – the IF+pilot Rostock-Gedser

News & Press releases

Don’t meet STM at TRA2020 – get to know us from home!

The largest European transport research event has been Corona-cancelled . So you won't have the opportunity to meet the STM projects at the expo or during the sessions. However, you might want to get a deeper feel for ST...

Published: March 25, 2020

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2nd Annual Ferry Real Time Data Generation Trend Report

An analysis of 33 scientific papers relevant for the data generation in the ferry industry.

Published: November 30, 2019

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RTF on International conference “Digital Transport Days”

During the event “Digital Transport Days” that was held on 7-9 October in Helsinki, RTF project was represented by one member of the project research group Juergen Ross from VBB Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (Ge...

Published: October 18, 2019

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RTF on International conference “Transport means 2019”

During the International Conference “Transport means 2019” that was held on 2-4 October 2019 in Palanga and Klaipeda (Lithuania), RTF project was represented by two members of the project research group Vytautas Paul...

Published: October 08, 2019

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Real-world benefits using real-time information – RTF

The first Real Time Ferries conference in Rostock was truly appreciated by participating ferry lines, ports and logistics companies. The hands-on outcomes of the project, the eleven demo lines involved, the concrete info...

Published: October 03, 2019

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