About

MISSION project aims to digitalise the maritime sector to enhance maritime safety and protect people’s health by decreasing port traffic, associated costs and GHG emissions.

For this, MISSION will develop an interoperable digital real-time-based optimisation and decision support tool enabling coordinated port call operations planning and execution in terms of time, fuel consumption, environmental impact, and safety spanning the overall maritime supply chain. Stakeholders benefit from increased transparency and information sharing between shipping companies, terminals, ports, and service providers, enabling the optimisation of their resource and capacity planning including port’s hinterland modalities in compliance with the Maritime Labor Convention.


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Key facts

MISSION’s solution will allow vessels to reduce fuel emissions by 10-20% fuel during port arrival and anchorage.

MISSION will enable shipping companies to quantify their fuel savings and the GHG emissions avoided because of the optimisation system and the real-time information shared with ports during vessel voyage.

MISSION will contribute to UNSDG 13 (Climate Action) & UNSDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure).

MISSION will increase navigational safety through improved sea traffic management.

By decreasing the waiting time of vessels in ports and port areas, accelerating their operations, and reducing their fuel consumption by 10-20% MISSION will benefit the health and quality of life of near-port communities.

MISSION will develop a full-scale demonstration of an interoperable port call and voyage optimisation tool on existing routes and services involving at least 3 ports and 2 shipping companies and relevant stakeholders in port operations.

MISSION has the objective of developing a unified and standardised toolbox to adhere to when creating further innovative digital solutions in the maritime sector.

MISSION will prove the commercial viability of voyage and port call optimisation to facilitate take up and its application.

Economic gains will derive from an improvement in the efficiency of vessels operations arriving at and departing from ports.

The development of green business models will ensure extensive market penetration and maximise benefits realisation.

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Partners

Only exclusively Swedish language multi-faculty university in Finland.

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The ports of Genoa, Savona, and Vado make up the most important Italian port hub in terms of volumes handled, productive diversification, and economic value, serving as the gateway from the south to Europe.

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Awake’s AI-driven Optimisation Platform is a thruster helping maritime operators move towards the future. Lead of WP3: Voyage, Fleet, and port call analytics.

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A multilateral platform for reducing shipping GHG emissions by 15% through eradicating the practice of “Sail Fast, then Wait”.

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The Centro per gli Studi di Tecnica Navale (CETENA) is a research consultancy centre in the naval and maritime field, providing support for its customers with a wide range of activities in the maritime field.

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COSCO Shipping Lines is an international container transportation and shipping company.

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The German Aerospace Centre is the national centre for aerospace, energy, and transportation research of Germany.

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Danish international shipping and logistics company.

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A neutral, non-profit group established to further digitalisation of container shipping through technology standards.

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Maritime and shipping company operating in Spain and internationally.

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Joint venture between 2 of Europe’s leading operators of parcel tankers, Essberger Tankers and Stolt Tankers.

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Oldest and most prestigious educational institution of Greece in the field of technology.

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Finnlines Plc is a shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

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Fintraffic controls and manages traffic on the land, in the air and at sea. It provides traffic information that helps companies to create new traffic and smart mobility solutions for people and goods.

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The Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change is a leading Italian research centre dedicated to climate and climate related research.

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Not-for-profit, independent, research and development centre working to steer the shipping sector on the course to zero carbon emissions.

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Applied Research, Innovation & Training centre providing services to the port and logistics cluster. Since its establishment, it has developed projects in more than 60 countries. Lead of WP5 (MISSION Tool Assessment and Stakeholders Change Management).

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Centuries-old double gateway to Europe and one of the biggest ports in the world.

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Non-profit organisation and creator of the Tangle, a permissionless, multi-dimensional distributed ledger, designed as a foundation of a global protocol for all things connected.

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Software company in Finland providing naval architecture, shipping and digital expertise for a safer, smarter, and more sustainable shipping industry.

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Greece-based company managing and operating Piraeus port. Its main activities include ships’ anchoring services, handling cargo, loading and unloading services and goods storage and car transportation.

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Most important national transport hub for Lithuania, connecting the sea, land and railway routes.

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Communications group offering a variety of communication services and products that give voice to EU funded projects. Communications Leader for MISSION, leading WP6 (Dissemination and Exploitation).

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Provides a complete package of services to support the entire port community on the cutting edge of safety and efficiency. Lead of WP2: Resilient IT-infrastructure.

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Public research university in Stockholm, Sweden.

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University in Denmark with campuses located in Southern Denmark and on Zealand. Project Coordinator for MISSION, leading WP4 (Demonstration Cases), WP7 (Project Management and administration).

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Largest research and technology company and research centre conducting applied research in Finland.

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Initiative aiming to bring together representative companies from both the Terminal Operators industry and Port Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers to collectively work on the elaboration of port industry operations and technological standards. Lead of WP1: Process and Technical Interface Standards.

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University in Valencia, Spain, with a focus on science, technology, and arts.

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Scientific advisory board

Dr. Phanthian Zuesongdam
Head of Division, Port Process Solution & Program Director, smartPORT

Kay Fjørtoft
Senior Researcher Scientist, SINTEF Ocean

Magnus Sundström
Head of Research and Innovation Unit, Swedish Maritime Administration

Mees van der Wiel
Senior International Advisor, Public Affairs Department, Digital Container Shipping Association

Mikael Lind
Professor of Maritime Informatics, Chalmers and Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Expert Contributor at World Economic Forum, Europe’s Digital Transport Logistic Forum (DTLF) and UN/CEFACT

Ornulf Jan Rodseth
Director for Maritime ITS, ITS Norway & General Manager, Norwegian Forum for Autonomous Ships

Óscar Pernia
Founder & Technical Lead, Next Port

Pieter Van Bouwel
Team Lead, Data Science, Port of Antwerp-Bruges