- 09.07.2012 TransBaltic - Green transport projects on the EU Commission Vice-President’s agenda at the Annual Forum of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy
- 09.07.2012 TransBaltic - TransBaltic conference under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of EU
- 27.03.2012 TransBaltic - TransBaltic Newsletter No. 14
- 13.03.2012 TransBaltic - From strategies to investments
- 09.02.2012 TransBaltic - New edition of TransBaltic Policy Report!
- 02.02.2012 TransBaltic - Discussing TEN-T and its consequences for the BSR ports
- 25.11.2011 TransBaltic - TransBaltic Nesletter No.13
- 31.10.2011 TransBaltic - TransBaltic Newsletter No.12
- 31.10.2011 TransBaltic - Strategic transport projects joint vision attracted attention at the Annual Baltic Sea Strategy Forum
- 27.09.2011 TransBaltic - Latvia aspires to serve the transcontinental flows
- 04.09.2012 TransBaltic Final Conference - "Crossing the macroregional horizons"
- 15.06.2012 TransBaltic & BPO Port Debate "Implications of the IMO regulations on the future pattern"
- 29.03.2012 TransBaltic Intermodal Terminal Debate
- 23.03.2012 TransBaltic Seminar - "Human Capacity Building in Transport Operations"
- 14.03.2012 TransBaltic Workshop -
- 27.01.2012 TransBaltic 4th Umbrella meeting
- 26.01.2012 TransBaltic WP3 meeting
- 20.01.2012 TransBaltic Debate "The role of intermodal terminals"
- 19.01.2012 TransBaltic debate "Future transport infra in EU - consequesnces for the BSR ports"
- 24.10.2011 2nd Green Corridor Stakeholders Forum
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.9
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.8
- TransBaltic Report - Future environmental regulations and Baltic seaports
- TransBaltic Report - Successful projects, barriers and challenges for MoS policy
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.6
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.5
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.4
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.3
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.2
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.1
- TransBaltic Newsletter No.7
- TransBaltic Policy Report 2010
Project title: TransBaltic - Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region
Application call: 2
Priority: 2. Internal and external accessibility
Project website: www.transbaltic.eu
Lead Partner:Region Skåne
JA Hedlunds väg
291 89 Kristianstad
Phone: +46 44 309 33 44
Project Manager:Region Skåne
Skånehuset, J A Hedlunds väg
Phone: 46 44 309 33 01
Fax: 46 44 309 33 90
Information Manager:Region Skåne
JA Hedlunds väg
291 89 Kristianstad
Evelina Hansson Malm
Phone: +46 44 309 35 91
Summary description of the project:
TransBaltic was a strategic BSR-wide project carried out by regional authorities, transport and logistics-related research institutions, transport operators, logistics associations and pan-Baltic networks. The partnership of 20 organisations was backed up by further 31 entities, including several national transport ministries around the Baltic Sea.
TransBaltic addressed two issues of common concern for the BSR, namely: inward oriented transport solutions in individual Baltic Sea countries and fast growing freight volumes - mainly in the road transport. As diagnosed in the BSR Programme, inefficient transnational components make the transport networks and logistic patterns of the countries not compatible and not building a consistent transport system in the area. Such transport deficiencies are regarded by enterprises and transport operators as one of the most prominent barriers to economic prosperity and growth in the BSR.
Further, increasing transport flows across the BSR call for incentives how to turn the opportunity of enhancing the BSR gateway function in serving these flows into the strength. Among them shall be practical solutions, which on one hand contribute to a better transport co-modality, with more integrated road, rail and sea infrastructures, but on the other - to stimulate sustainable regional development.
The overall project objective was to provide regional level incentives to facilitate a sustainable multimodal transport system in the BSR, by means of joint transport development measures and jointly implemented business concepts. This was addressed in two contexts.
The first context relates to intergovernmental actions taken within the framework of the EU Baltic Sea Strategy (Priority Area Transport) to harmonise national infrastructure planning within the BSR.
The regional level stakeholders saw a need to complement them with measures, which apart from transport intermodality and interoperability would also stimulate the sustainable regional growth and territorial cohesion.
The second context is associated with the external accessibility of the BSR. The project aspired to work out preparedness measures for the increasing intercontinental transport flows across the BSR and well as the flows between the BSR and other European macroregions (e.g. Mediterranean area). This aspect was perceived as so far not adequately addressed by EU, national and regional transport policies.
As a departure point, TransBaltic took up outcomes of completed transnational transport projects in the BSR and past pan-Baltic initiatives, but refreshed them, structured into a consistent framework and upgraded with some pilot business actions.
Achievements of the project so far:
TransBaltic managed to: create a recognisable brand as a strategic macroregional project; communicate new knowledge and ideas how to develop a sustainable multimodal transport system in the BSR; and test green transport solutions.
The project was recognised as:
• implementation tool for the EU Baltic Sea Strategy (part of flagship in PA Transport)
• one of the officially acclaimed initiatives in the EU green transport policy area
• animator of umbrella cooperation between green transport projects and pan-Baltic transport development initiatives
• meeting place for debating transport policy challenges in the BSR
• testbed for business solutions in greening the transport.
TransBaltic was cited as a good example of working with multilevel governance issues (cf. BDF State of the Region Report 2011). It was also presented as a best practice case in strategic communication and lobbying (with a motto: CONNECT-INSPIRE-SHOW NEW HORIZONS) at the BSR Programme communication seminar.
The main outputs include:
• TransBaltic Policy Reports 2010 and 2011, with a set of BSR transport and territorial development scenarios in 2030 and impact analysis of future transcontinental freight flows on transport patterns in the BSR
• almost 40 thematic reports on transport and logistics issues of transnational relevance
• a notion of a network of green multimodal transport corridors in the BSR as a component of the transport system and important factor for territorial cohesion – induced to the EU Baltic Sea Strategy Action Plan in 2012
• BSR transport blueprints with generalised results of tested business concepts in transport and logistics - for replication in and outside the BSR by consortia of public authorities and business actors
• The Macroregional Transport Action Plan (MTAP).
The MTAP is a novel achievement. Prepared together by TransBaltic and the umbrella projects, it is not a sum of domestic transport priorities but contains very detailed policy actions,
needed to create better interfaces between national transport networks and to make the BSR transport system more resilient to future changes. It is agreed to be a living document that will be systematically updated and extended by the ongoing projects – within the framework of the transport cluster under the BSR Programme.
The MTAP is primarily addressed to the policymakers to serve as a pro-active and future-oriented policy support instrument. Created by the regions, it complements the two intergovernmental initiatives of similar kind - the Baltic Transport Outlook and the NORDIM study (decision-support basis for the NDPTL).
The follow-up project – BSR TransGovernance – will attempt to streamline them towards a harmonised national/regional perspective.
Furthermore, some specific stakeholders declared a will to use and further develop TransBaltic results - e.g. in task 5.1 or 5.5. This work may also continue within the framework of the TransBaltic extension stage.
|Project Duration:||Jun 2009 - Sep 2012|
|Approximate total project budget in EUR:||5.489.010,00|
|Norwegian national contribution:||133.290,00|
List of partners
|29189 Kristianstad | SWEDEN
Skånehuset, J A Hedlunds väg
|Contact person: Sören Olofsson, Executive Director
Phone: 46 44 309 34 60
|90109 Umeå | SWEDEN
Region: Övre Norrland
|Contact person: Stig Hjerppe
Phone: 46 90 77 51 05
|LAKES – Lahti Regional Development Company Ltd.|
|15110 Lahti | FINLAND
Rauhankatu 10, 3rd floor
|Contact person: Petri Jalkanen
Phone: 358 3 880 9323
|Akershus County Council on behalf of the Eastern Norway County Network|
|0107 Oslo | NORWAY
Akershus fylkeskommune, Pb. 1200 Sentrum
Region: Oslo og Akershus
|Contact person: Inge Brørs
Phone: 47 22 05 50 80
|37132 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
|Contact person: Bengt Gustafsson
Phone: 46 455 30 50 12
|4180 Sorø | DENMARK
|Contact person: Lars Bosendal
Phone: 45 5787 5766
|Self Government of the Pomorskie Voivodship|
|80-810 Gdansk | POLAND
|Contact person: Robert Mazurkiewicz
Phone: 48 58 32 61 692
|Vest Agder County|
|4605 Kristiansand | NORWAY
Region: Agder og Rogaland
|Contact person: Jon Halvard Eide
Phone: 47 38 07 47 32
|Västra Götaland Region|
|40523 Gothenburg | SWEDEN
|Contact person: Rolf Thor
Phone: 46 70 320 63 58
|The Institute of Logistics and Warehousing|
|61-755 Poznan | POLAND
ul. Estkowskiego 6
|Contact person: Leszek Andrzejewski
Phone: 48 61 850 48 79
|Maritime Institute in Gdansk|
|80-830 Gdansk | POLAND
Długi Targ 41/42
|Contact person: Urszula Kowalczyk
Phone: 48 58 301 16 41
E-mail: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org
|West Pomeranian Business School|
|71-210 Szczecin | POLAND
|Contact person: Jerzy Rozwadowski
Phone: 48 91 814 94 84
|Hamburg University of Technology|
|21 071 Hamburg | GERMANY
|Contact person: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heike Flämig
Phone: 49 40 428 78 39 07
|Øresund Logistics /Øresund University|
|221 00 Lund | SWEDEN
Øresundshuset, Box 117
|Contact person: Patrik Rydén
Phone: 46 40 30 56 89
|Maritimes Competence Centre|
|20 457 Hamburg | GERMANY
Hafen Hamburg e.V., Köhlbranddeich 30
|Contact person: Henning Scharringhausen
Phone: 49 40 75 60 820
|Vilnius Gediminas Technical University|
|10 105 Vinius | LITHUANIA
Sauletekio al 11
|Contact person: Algirdas Sakalys
Phone: 370 527 450 75
|Hamburg Port Authority|
|20 457 Hamburg | GERMANY
Neuer Wandrahm 4
|Contact person: Jens Elvers
Phone: 49 40 428 47 3946
|Self-government of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship|
|10 562 Olsztyn | POLAND
Ul. E. Plater 1
|Contact person: Lidia Wójtowicz
Phone: 48 89 521 93 00
|Estonian Maritime Academy|
|13 912 Tallinn | ESTONIA
|Contact person: Tõnis Hunt
Phone: 372 6135546
|The Latvian Transport Development and Education Association (LaTDEA)|
|1019 Riga | LATVIA
Lomonosova ielā 1
|Contact person: Igor Kabashkin, President
Phone: 371 67100594
E-mail: email@example.com, kiv@LaTAIA.lv