eFTI4EU Project on Freight Information Digitalisation kicked off

Today the eFTI4EU project, aiming to implement a reference architecture for digitally
exchanging logistics and transport data, organised its kickoff meeting in Tallinn-Estonia.
The three-year (2023-2026) and 28.3 million euro project paves the way for implementing the European Union (EU) Electronic Freight Transport Information regulation (eFTI – EU Regulation 2020/1056).

During the kick-off meeting the participating partners from 9 countries as well as representatives of the EU Commission DG MOVE engaged in overarching discussions on the tasks of the project as well as ensuring links to the implementation of the eFTI Regulation. Yesterday, the participants were also introduced to the advanced public sector digital services in Estonia.

The eFTI4EU consortium consists of 22 partners, including 9 Member States (plus four Observers), with a unifying mission to pave the way for implementing electronic freight transport information (eFTI) architecture. Estonia coordinates eFTI4EU with cooperation partnerships of Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, and Portugal. In addition, there are observer partnerships from Spain, the Netherlands, Ireland, and Inland Navigation Europe.

The NDPTL Secretariat, hosted by the Nordic Investment Bank, is one of the project partners. Among the core tasks of the NDPTL Secretariat in the project is to strengthen engagement of those NDPTL FP countries which are not part of the eFTI4EU consortium, namely Sweden, Poland, Latvia and Norway. This will be done by i.a. the eFTI4EU-NDPTL project working group, launched with the first meeting last week.