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SCANDRIA - Impulse Venue Innovative Technologies for shifting of freight transport from Road to Rail in the SCANDRIA® - Corridor

On September 6, 2012, an Impulse Venue organized by the Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin Brandenburg, Ministry of Infrastructure and Agriculture of the State of Brandenburg in collaboration with the Senate Administration for Urban Development and Environment of Berlin was held in the European House, Representation of the European Commission in Germany, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin, Germany.

The Venue was attended by more than 70 participants from Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland, and presented numerous approaches and ideas to implement more environmental friendly transport logistics concept in the European Transport corridors with specific emphasis on the Scandinavian-Adriatic corridor.

The one-day venue was inaugurated by his Excellency Christian Gaebler, State Secretary, Senate Administration for Urban Development and Environment, Berlin, and highlighted during three sessions the European and the spatial and the economic Framework conditions, objectives and interdependencies of development for sustainable transport and logistics solutions as well as innovative concepts pre-identified as relevant for further review when developing environmental more sound supply chain concepts.

Dr. Troche from the European Commission showed at the morning session that the tools of the Common European transport policy towards supra-regional and sustainable strategies and efficient and climate-friendly European transport systems. Dr. Erdmenger, German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development, and Mr Bellati showed how the balanced regional and corridor development is influenced by the regional-economic potentials and their development at national and European levels. The strategy of the "Green Corridors" cannot easily and quickly be implemented, but it includes just this following comprehensive approach. In this respect, for example, Mr Behrens has explained to what extent the obviously highly specialized field of logistics helps develop spatial and economic potentials, and requests for additional, innovative concepts and solutions.

During the afternoon session, transnational cooperation, logistics and green transport corridors as well as potentials for implementation were discussed from the different aspects and viewpoints of how to deal with growth, innovation and sustainable allocation of resources as guiding principles of action at all levels. The attention paid to ports and inter-modalism in the North-South corridor was subject of various transnational projects Mr Engström and Mr Stevanato explained from the Scandinavian and the Adriatic perspective respectively. In this respect, representatives of the industry and the logistics and intermodal transport sector, Dr. Günter, Mr Amberg and Mr Possegger, as well as of ports, Mr Orlandi and Mr Lembke, explained to us clearly their ideas, concerns, thoughts and possible leverages for improvement needs.

As a main conclusion, orientation towards multimodal and rail transport in order to improve especially in land transport Energy-efficient and climate-friendly, safe, competitive and economic viable transport and logistics is an important key issue to facilitate sustainable growth. As many different innovative loading technologies are available, results of technically impressive demonstrations as the freight village Berlin West (Wustermark) highlight the importance to concentrate on significant improvement potentials in infrastructure and in co-operation and management issues, and business case development in addition to provision of techniques and infrastructure facilities.

The final session of the Venues addressed proposed fields of action and further proceeding. This venue and the preceding corridor development investigations and attempts were already initiatives according to the action plan on freight transport logistics of the European Commission in the creation of a Green Corridor. Mr Sjögren, who stood always in the first line of development of green corridors at national and European levels, highlighted the need of common and cooperating projects, and of coordinated activities of initiatives on e.g. climate-friendly ship traffic, block-train concepts, innovative logistics solution development, and use of climate-neutral energy.

The venue concluded with the common intention of all participants to further strengthen cooperation also at political level and to continue cooperation in a self-sustaining "Scandria Alliance" envisaged by a model at three levels:

Model of SCANDRIA®ALLIANCE

Model of SCANDRIA ALLIANCE

A core group will form the central element that coordinates political and technical work. Furthermore, it should ensure communication with the EU, the regions involved, entrepreneurs and science and administration. Implementation and processing of the strategic demands should be performed by several work groups. However, political agreement on common interests is required as well. Therefore, a common roof, a "SCANDRIA FORUM" being supported by the participating politicians forms the third level. In addition to the continued development of the Green Corridor, the Scandria Alliance will support and facilitate current sustainability and efficiency improvement issues through projects, studies and initiatives as well.

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Project acronym: SCANDRIA

Project title: Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor for Growth and Innovation

Application call: 2

Priority: 2. Internal and external accessibility

Project website: www.scandriaproject.eu

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Lead Partner:

Joint State Planning Department, repr. The capital region Berlin-Brandenburg
Lindenstraße 34a
14467 Potsdam
DE
Horst Sauer
E-mail: horst.sauer@gl.berlin-brandenburg.de
Phone: +49 331 8668720
Fax: +49 331 8668703

Project Manager:

Joint State Planning Department, repr. The capital region Berlin-Brandenburg
Lindenstraße 34a
14467 Potsdam
DE
Ulrike Assig
E-mail: ulrike.assig@gl.berlin-brandenburg.de
Phone: +49 331 8668722
Fax: +49 331 8668703


Information Manager:

wbpr public relations GmbH
Schumannstraße 5
10117 Berlin
DE
Thomas Stock
E-mail: thomas.stock@wbpr.de
Phone: 0049 30 288 76138
Fax: 0049 30 288 76111



Summary description of the project:

Against the background of doubling freight transport volumes by 2050 in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), capable transport infrastructures are required for efficient, integrated and sustainable freight and passenger traffic.

The Scandinavian-Adriatic Development Corridor is the shortest geographical link between Baltic and Adriatic Sea. It provides freight transport capacities to relieve overloaded Western European Transport Axes and accelerates cohesion between Western and Eastern Europe.

Political representatives of Scandinavian and German regions and metropolises underlined their intentions by the Berlin Declaration (2007), the COINCO-Charter (2008) and the Scandria Berlin Declaration (2011).

Consequently, the transnational cooperation projects South-North-Axis (SoNorA) in CENTRAL and Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor for Growth and Innovation (Scandria) in the BSR foster the idea of the Scandinavian-Adriatic Development Corridor.

The Scandria partnership comprises 19 partners from five countries: Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany and represents an effective mixture of actors from national, regional and local administrations, key logistic actors as well as knowledge and innovation institutions.

Scandria is committed to the ideas of a “Green” Corridor of innovation and sustainable growth. Its main objectives are:

1. to increase the infrastructural efficiency for passengers and freight,

2. to improve the accessibility of regional economic potentials by activating new value-added chains and innovative, process-optimised logistic solutions.

3. To build a network of political and economic stakeholders for the corridor’s development.

These goals are reflected in the three main thematic pillars:

1. QUALITY OF TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURES

to solve transport bottlenecks and improve co-modal transport,

to test Intelligent Transport Solutions and to foster clean fuels for reducing

2. INNOVATIVE LOGISTIC SOLUTIONS

to elaborate several business cases like multimodal block trains, new ferry connections or new logistic concepts accompanied by a marketing campaign.

Main outcome will be a “Logistic Business Development Strategies”.

3. STRATEGY OF CORRIDOR FUNCTIONALITY

to network economic, scientific and political stakeholders and to define development scenarios and targets.

Main outcome is the “Action Programme on the Development of the Scandria Corridor” defining a corridor vision for 2030 and proposing concrete actions to realise this vision.

Moreover, Scandria contributed by a number of results to European and Baltic Sea Region Development, e.g. by its Green Corridor Strategy or its TEN-T position paper.

Providing the link to Central and Alpine Space, Scandria fosters cross-fertilization with related projects in those cooperation areas as well as in the BSR or further European networks (e.g. METREX).


Achievements of the project so far:

Main outcome of Scandria is the ACTION PROGRAM ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCANDRIA CORRIDOR from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea. It defines three target-areas:

- Smart, green and inclusive innovation and growth,

- a modern, comtpetitive and sustainable transport system

- a corridor of cooperation.

The partners suggest more than a dozen actions to implement this vision. They underline the intension to set-up a multilevel, cross-sector governance platform, the Scandria Alliance.

The project elaborated FURTHER STRATEGIC OUTCOMES including:

- the Scandria investment strategy; defining investment priorities with focus to intermodal, rail and HGV infrastructure.

- the Logistics Business Development Strategy; suggesting six strategic goals and a number of concrete actions to make logistics services more competitive.

- the Green Corridor Strategy; developing directions for reducing CO2-emissions along the corridor.

Besides strategic results, the partners developed VERY CONCRETE BUSINESS CASES that partly are implemented, like:

- business concepts for enhanced blocktrain operations. These bundle goods aiming to shift them from road to rail. One blocktrain Rostock - Vienna supported by Scandria got aid of the Marco Polo programme, the Green Line Concept developed by Öresund region is currently applied in Marco Polo.

- fostering of the MoS-concept of the European Union. Supported by Scandria, two MoS porojects were established: Rostock-Gedser and Rostock/Travemünde -Trelleborg that induce additional investment of 210 million Euro for increasing capacity and improving environmental performance of ferry services.

- the preparation of a Scandria biogas corridor, enabling road based freight transport to run on alternative fuels, thus reducing CO2-emissions drastically

The Scandria partnership succeeded in INVOLVING AND COMMITTING POLICY STAKEHOLDERS FROM EU AND NATIONAL LEVEL.

The Scandria partnership addressed relevant policy stakeholders directly by

- own papers concerning e.g. TEN-T-policy,

- statements at during the TEN-T stakeholder consultations by own interventions at TEN-T Days and

- organising policy events in the corridor as well as in Brussels.

This joint engagement was much acknowledged by the European Commission as well as national politicians.

Scandria proved also successful in INVOLVING THE BUSINESS SECTOR. A number of ferry lines, rail operators and logistics service providers got addressed at events dedicated to business stakeholders as well as during business fairs with Scandria participation (e.g. transport logistics 2011 Munich).

National policy makers as well as major business players will have to be further addressed in future to get stronger committment. This is fostered by a multilevel governance approach, currently developed in the TransGovernance project and a future task of the Scandria Alliance.



Project Duration: Jun 2009 - Sep 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 3.773.500,00
ERDF co-financing: 2.806.120,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 16.000,00

List of partners

Joint State Planning Department repr. the capital region Berlin-Brandenburg
14467 Potsdam | GERMANY
Lindenstraße 34a
Region: Brandenburg - Südwest
Contact person: Horst Sauer
Phone: +49 331 8668720
E-mail: horst.sauer@gl.berlin-brandenburg.de
Web: www.gl.berlin-brandenburg.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:566.000,00
ERDF co-financing:424.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Ministry of Energy, Infrastructure and State Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
19053 Schwerin | GERMANY
Schloßstraße 6-8
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Karl Schmude
Phone: +49 385 5888431
E-mail: karl.schmude@vm.mv-regierung.de
Web: www.vm.mv-regierung.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:536.500,00
ERDF co-financing:402.375,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development
10179 Berlin | GERMANY
Littenstraße 10
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Christian Huttenloher
Phone: +32-2-5501610
E-mail: c.huttenloher@deutscher-verband.org
Web: www.deutscher-verband.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:250.000,00
ERDF co-financing:187.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Technology and Research
10825 Berlin | GERMANY
Martin-Luther-Straße 105
Region: Berlin
Contact person: Helmut Bürger
Phone: +49 30 9013 8300
E-mail: helmut.buerger@senwtf.verwalt-berlin.de
Web: www.berlin.de/sen/wtf/index.html
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:86.000,00
ERDF co-financing:64.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
University of Applied Sciences Wildau
15745 Wildau | GERMANY
Bahnhofstr. 1
Region: Brandenburg - Südwest
Contact person: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Herbert Sonntag
Phone: +49 3375 508924
E-mail: hsonntag@igw.tfh-wildau.de
Web: www.tfh-wildau.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:200.000,00
ERDF co-financing:150.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Neuruppin
16816 Neuruppin | GERMANY
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 33/34
Region: Brandenburg - Nordost
Contact person: Elmar Klein-Hessling
Phone: +49 3391 355701
E-mail: elmar.klein-hessling@stadtneuruppin.de
Web: www.neuruppin.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:98.000,00
ERDF co-financing:73.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Rostock port
18147 Rostock | GERMANY
Ost-West-Str. 32
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Thomas Biebig
Phone: +49 381 3505050
E-mail: t.biebig@rostock-port.de
Web: www.rostock-port.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:167.000,00
ERDF co-financing:125.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Seeland
4180 Sorø | DENMARK
Alleen 15
Region: Sjælland
Contact person: Henrik Kaalund
Phone: '+45 57875755
E-mail: henrik@regionsjaelland.dk
Web: www.regionsjaelland.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:264.500,00
ERDF co-financing:198.375,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Roskilde University
4000 Roskilde | DENMARK
Postboks 260
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Per Homann Jespersen
Phone: +45 4674 2497
E-mail: phj@ruc.dk 
Web: http://www.ruc.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:335.000,00
ERDF co-financing:251.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lund University
22100 Lund | SWEDEN
Box 117
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Patrik Ryden
Phone: +46 46 222 17 41
E-mail: Patrik.ryden@oresund.lu.se
Web: www.uni.oresund.org
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:164.000,00
ERDF co-financing:123.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Road Administration, Skåne Region
29125 Kristianstad | SWEDEN
Björkhemsvägen 17
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: John Hultén
Phone: www.vv.se
E-mail: john.hulten@vv.se
Web: www.vv.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:439.000,00
ERDF co-financing:329.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Skane
29189 Kristianstad | SWEDEN
J A Hedlunds väg
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Per-Olof Persson
Phone: +46 443093484
E-mail: Per-Olof.Persson@skane.se
Web: www.skane.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:205.000,00
ERDF co-financing:153.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Halland - Halland Regional Development Council
30180 Halmstad | SWEDEN
Box 538
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Magnus Johansson
Phone: +46 35 17 98 85
E-mail: magnus.johansson@regionhalland.se
Web: www.regionhalland.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:79.000,00
ERDF co-financing:59.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Gothenburg
40316 Göteborg | SWEDEN
Box 2403
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Lennart Persson
Phone: +46 31 368 25 32
E-mail: lennart.persson@trafikkontoret.goteborg.se
Web: www.goteborg.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:32.000,00
ERDF co-financing:24.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
City of Malmö
20580 Malmö | SWEDEN
Torpgatan 2
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Inge Melin
Phone: +46 40 34 35 76
E-mail: inge.melin@malmo.se
Web: www.malmo.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:32.000,00
ERDF co-financing:24.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm
10044 Stockholm | SWEDEN
Teknikringen 72
Region: Stockholm
Contact person: Bo-Lennart Nelldal
Phone: +46 8 790 8009
E-mail: +46 8 212899
Web: www.kth.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:142.500,00
ERDF co-financing:106.875,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Halmstad Port and Stevedoring Company
30102 Halmstad | SWEDEN
P O Box 1
Region: Västsverige
Contact person: Mats Jönsson
Phone: +46 35 15 53 11
E-mail: mj@porthalmstad.com
Web: www.porthalmstad.com
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:12.000,00
ERDF co-financing:9.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Institute of Transport Economics
0349 Oslo | NORWAY
Gaustadalléen 21
Region: Oslo og Akershus
Contact person: Johanna Ludvigsen
Phone: +47 22 57 38 44
E-mail: Johanna.Ludvigsen@toi.no
Web: www.toi.no
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:32.000,00
ERDF co-financing:0,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:16.000,00
Jyväskylä Regional Development Company Jykes Ltd.
40100 Jyväskylä | FINLAND
P O Box 1
Region: Länsi-Suomi
Contact person: Jani Viitasaari
Phone: +358 20 771 5687
E-mail: jaui.viitasaari@jykes.fi
Web: www.jykes.fi
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:133.000,00
ERDF co-financing:99.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00