Flagship Freight Information Digitalisation Project eFTI4EU, with a NDPTL role, signed

The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) and a pan-European consortium have signed a contract for a project with a total budget of 28.3 million euros, agreeing to fund the eFTI4EU project.

The 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. The NDPTL Secretariat, hosted by the Nordic Investment Bank, is one of the project partners.

The three-year-long eFTI4EU project, funded under the Connecting Europe Facility Program of the European Union, paves the way for implementing the Electronic Freight Transport Information regulation (eFTI – EU Regulation 2020/1056). The project aims to implement a reference architecture for digitally exchanging logistics and transport data, piloted through a series of use cases (both at the national and cross-border level) in all nine Member States. 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.

“EFTI4EU is setting out to be a pioneering project in implementing the eFTI regulation. Our partners are devoted to helping the European transportation industry embrace digitalisation,” said Eva Killar, the lead partner from the Ministry of Climate of Estonia.

“The NDPTL Secretariat is proud to be one of the Partners in this key project for the future of transport and logistics. We will contribute with substance, but also by ensuring close dialogue with those countries in our region which are not members of the eFTI4EU project consortium. This is done by the dedicated eFTI4EU-NDPTL project working group, established two weeks ago.”, complements Hermanni Backer Johsen, Director of the NDPTL Secretariat.

For more information about the project, please contact Mr. Backer Johnsen (hermanni.backer@ndptl.org).