Real Time Traffic Information from Ferries to Optimise Intermodal Transport Chains


  • Nina Vojdani University of Rostock, Chair of Production Organisation and Logistics, Richard‐Wagner‐Str. 31, 18119 Rostock, Germany



ferry traffic, Real Time Traffic Information, intermodal transport chain


The baltic sea traffics are in particular characterized by ferry and RoRo traffic. Numerous ferry connections link the neighboring countries and thus allow for an exchange of goods. The use of real time information still has untapped potential so that the respective initial and terminal hauls as well as port‐related transshipment processes can be matched to the ferry traffic as a major part of journey in multimodal transport chains. In this way, to provide dispatchers with decision‐relevant real time information enables timely decision‐making, not only with regard to efficient fleet management, but also with a view to a better customer service.


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Vojdani, N. (2016): Nutzung der Echtzeitinformationen von Fähren in maritimen Transportketten. In: Vojdani, N. (Hrsg.) 16. Rostocker Logistik Forum, Innovationen in der Logistik, Proceedings, 21.-22. Juni 2016, Rostock: Hahn Media + Druck.

Vojdani, N.; Uhlich, J.-U. (2019): Bedeutung der Echtzeitinformationen von Fähren für intermodale Transportketten. In: Vojdani, N. (Hrsg.) 19. Rostocker Logistik Forum, Innovationen in der Logistik, Proceedings, 22.-23. Mai 2019, Rostock: Hahn Media + Druck.