Marine Pass project

About Marine Pass

Marine Pass is a smart solution geared towards optimizing maritime ports for a smoother traffic flow and reduced congestions with a focus on providing advanced control and accurate record-keeping of ship-side passenger and luggage loading and unloading. The project is supported by the Norway Grants 2014-2021, in the frame of the Business Development and Innovation Programme in Croatia. Grant amount: €454 000. (Contract number: 2020/563111 /

The primary aim of this project is to address the issues of low-flow situations, particularly in congested ports and urban loading centers, together with the security risks posed by inadequate and inaccurate documentation of passengers and their luggage, while enhancing the quality of services and overall security for all participants in the process. This will be achieved through the innovative application of information and communication technologies.

Innovative technologies and main challenges

Using innovative information technologies, shipping companies will be able to plan the quantity and size of ships needed to transport passengers/cars/goods, which will regulate and reduce the stay of ships in embarkation/disembarkation ports, which has a direct consequence of reducing exhaust emissions in ports, and consequently, smart planning will reduce the number of cars that are currently waiting a long time to board the ship and thus pollute cities with both exhaust and noise.

Given that one of the main challenges identified by the European Organization of Seaports (ESPO) is to achieve sustainable development of seaports and the development of so-called ecological ports it is predicted that the ecological port will become the foundation of port development in the future. One of the goals of ecological ports is to create a good ecological environment and high economic efficiency in the port. This very project provides the foundation and gives guidance and potential on which the port of the future should be built.

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