Maritime just-in-time optimization interoperable port call and voyage optimization tool

Project: EU project

Project Details


Overall objective of the MISSION project is “MaritIme juSt in time optimiSatION” and will provide, for existing and new routes and services, a fully digitalized voyage and port call optimization system. It will enable collaboration among stakeholders thus allowing to synchronize ship schedules, optimize ship operations, and port services with the main objective to enhance operations efficiency and reduce fuel consumption by 10-20% and related GHG emissions required by the current topic6 and supported by International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the Maritime Labour Convention. As a result, MISSION contributes significantly to the improvement of the climate and environmental footprint. MISSION is unique as it fosters transparency within port calls, facilitates trade through digitalization of processes including speeding up (customs) clearances, permits risk management and pre-arrival processing, shorten port stays through responsive and agile processes by linking existing systems with technology and analytics ensuring interoperability by building on standards and agreed principles. MISSION enables decision makers to orchestrate port traffic not only on the seaside, but also in the hinterland. Accordingly, it eliminates bottlenecks of the overall maritime supply chain and creates significant economic advantages for direct stakeholders and environmental benefits for the society.
Effective start/end date1/01/2430/06/27

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • University of Southern Denmark (lead)
  • Fundación Valenciaport
  • Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV)
  • Åbo Akademi University
  • Awake.AI
  • CETENA S.p.A
  • National Technical University of Athens
  • TIC 4.0
  • Revolve Planet (ASBL)
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC)
  • Fintraffic Vessel Traffic Services Ltd (VTS)
  • Royal Dirkzwager B.V.
  • Fonden Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping
  • NAPA Oy
  • Blue Visby Services Ltd
  • IOTA Foundation
  • Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare Adriatico Orientale
  • Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ligure Occidentale
  • Piraeus Port Authority SA (PPA)
  • Port of Klaipėda
  • Stockholm University
  • Ership S.A.U.
  • E&S Tankers
  • COSCO SHIPPING Lines (Spain) S.A.
  • Finnlines Plc
  • Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) (Joint applicant)
  • Port of Antwerp-Bruges (Joint applicant)

Funding category

  • Horizon Europe