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ACL - ACL presented at United Nations Headquarters in New York

New York, Feb. 18th: Sustainable transport has the chance to provide better living conditions and decent jobs for remote areas and regions with low accessibility. Thus, Amber Coast Logistics was presented in the framework of the 52nd Session of the Commission for Social Development.

The conference of the UN commission took place from 11 to 21 February 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Its priority theme was "Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all".

According to this theme, ACL project partner Baltic Sea Forum arranged a side event with the topic "Social Development and economical and environmental responsibility - How to connect remote areas and regions with low accessibility to international transport networks and trade flow. The INTERREG Baltic Sea Region Project Amber Coast Logistics as an example for best practice."

Many international guests participated at the event on Tuesday, 18 February. H.E. Heiko Thoms, Ambassador, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, held the opening speech. Rita Kazragiene, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania, was the keynote speaker, followed by Kurt Bodewig, Former Federal Minister for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing in Germany, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Baltic Sea Forum, Maritime Ambassador in Germany of the EU Commission and Honorary Consul of Lithuania.

Marina Rimpo, Port of Hamburg Marketing, then referred about Amber Coast Logistics as a best practice example for international collaboration: "During the past two years of project lifetime we have put a lot of work in uniting players of the freight transport and logistics sector in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea Region. The resulting growth of information exchange and mutual understanding will in future help to increase cargo flows between emerging Eastern European countries like Belarus, the Russian Federation, the Ukraine and the EU member states."

published 24.02.2014