Gdansk, Gdynia, Szczecin and Świnoujście
This business case, see Figure 7, tackles directly one of the missing links of the Baltic / Adriatic Corridor: the lack of traffic management systems being implemented along the corridor and supporting the multimodal connections with the ports.
This missing link is partly reflected in the fact that currently there is no joint approach to management of operations in Polish Sea Ports and related multimodal services. Moreover, there is no capability to properly support electronic data exchange between business, customs and other administration bodies. Companies are either using their own, not-synchronised ICT solutions or they have no ICT tools in use. E-mail, fax, and telephone are the most popular means of data exchange. All of this results in significant inefficiencies in intermodal transport operations in the Polish territory and also in the integration of Polish Ports into the Baltic / Adriatic corridor.
The Polish ports involved are: port of Gdansk, port of Gdynia, port of Szczecin and port of Świnoujście.
The e-Freight pilot will also handle paperless reporting to authorities. With this system in place, all parties involved (logistics service providers, shippers, authorities, port administration) will use ISO/IEC 19845 standards.