When will a ship be where?

Shipment arrival times set the pace for a multitude of processes in harbours and the connected logistics. As these are commonly only available in a limited or inaccurate way, a precise planning is in most cases only possible ca. four hours in advance, and in some cases even impossible. Reliable information about ships' ETA thus allow better planning of capacities and ressources and save time and costs.

How does Real-ETA work?

It is our goal to structure our ETA system as easy and clear as possible. You choose from a list of geographic lines (e.g. Elbe mouth, Port of Hamburg) and select those that you need for your workflows. You then receive an overview of all ships that will cross this line in the future, arranged in a list. Any changes in the calculation will immediately be reflected in the list.

Our Solution – Real-ETA

In German waters, the Real-ETA system accesses qualified and unadulterated data from the company owned AIS antenna network (D-AIS). As every past ship's course is tracked with time and location, this data is combined with current information from the AIS. The calculation of arrival times happens completely automatically and in real-time. Current events like a reduction of travel speed are immediately recognized and incorporated in the calculation.


Our pilot customers

The ETA system is continuously developed in the Vestvind project in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services. The project aims to use weather and tide information, floodgate times etc. with statistical methods to improve the ETA calculation.
For information about the VESTVIND project please contact:

Fraunhofer CML
Hans-Christoph Burmeister
+49 40 428 78 – 6131

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Ricardo di Stefano
+49 40 228 170 031