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EWTC II - Green Corridor Stakeholder's Forum in Tallin the 14th of October

Adjacent to the BSSSC Annual Conference and the EU Baltic Sea Strategy Annual Forum, the three projects EWTC II, Scandria and TransBaltic together with the Swedish Ministry for Enterprise, Energy and Communication, arranged a Green Corridor Stakeholder's Forum October 14th in Tallinn.

The three projects and the Ministry entered into an agreement on joint green transport corridor activities with the purpose to specify the division of labour and harmonization measures in tackling the green corridor concept of the signing parties to 2012. One of the cooperating fields is the development of a Stakeholder's Forum for transport and logistics in the Baltic Sea Region.

The Green Corridor Stakeholder's Forum in Tallinn was the first arranged with the purpose to update stakeholders on the current developments of the work with the green corridor concept and a chance to give valuable input.

Green Corridor Stakeholders Forum

Jerker Sjögren from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications discussed the green corridor concept at the Green Corridor Stakeholder's Forum (Poto: TransBaltic)

The green corridor concept and the definition of the Swedish Green Corridors initiative were presented by Jerker Sjögren from the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications. Morten Steen Petersen from TetraPlan presented the work with the Baltic Transport Outlook and how this work can contribute to the implementation of the BSR Strategy. Wiktor Szydarowski, project manager for TransBaltic, talked about the East-West divide in the implementation of the green corridor concept and how to overcome this issue. A round table discussion was also held on how to put the concept in to practice and what benefit there is for the industry to be involved in this process. Lastly, the managers of the three projects discussed transnational cooperation as a boost to Green Corridors in the BSR and what the projects will deliver.

The EU Baltic Sea Strategy Annual Forum in Tallinn was the first annual forum and gathered roughly 500 participants to discuss the forthcoming of the implementation of the Baltic Sea Region Strategy. Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for Region Policy spoke about overcoming transport bottlenecks and the creation of Green Corridors in his opening speech and the promising results of the East West Transport Corridor project in the South Baltic Sea Region.

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Project acronym: EWTC II

Project title: East West Transport Corriodor II - a green corridor concept within the Northern Transport Axis approach.

Application call: 2

Priority: 2. Internal and external accessibility

Project website: www.ewtc2.eu

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Lead Partner:

Region Blekinge
Ronnebygatan 2
37132 Karlskrona
SE
Mats Johansson
E-mail: mats.johansson@regionblekinge.se
Phone: +46 708-671300
Fax: +46 455 305010

Project Manager:

Region Blekinge
Ronnebygatan 2
37132 Karlskrona
SE
Mathias Roos
E-mail: mathias.roos@regionblekinge.se
Phone: +46 455 305053
Fax: +46 455 305010


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Summary description of the project:

The EWTC II project started in 2009 and was a follow up of the EWTC project completed in 2007, with the overall aim to highlight the development of a ”Green Corridor Concept” as a best practise case in the European context. Green transport corridors are defined as a concentration of freight traffic between major hubs and by relatively long distances where short sea shipping, rail, inland waterways and road complement each other to enable the choice of environmentally friendly transport. The Corridor stretches from Esbjerg, Denmark and Sassnitz, Germany in the west to Vilnius, Lithuania in the east. The eastern part of the corridor is a gateway to and from the Baltic Sea Region connecting it with Russia, Kazakhstan and China to the east and Belarus, Ukraine and Turkey to the south-east. It consists of an intermodal transport system with each of the different transport modes being links in the national and European transport system.

The project addressed the increased cross border traffic in the corridor between Esbjerg, strengthened the transport development through studies highlighting infrastructure improvements, new business solutions for, logistics, Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), outreach activities to the Far East and co-operation between researchers. An increased transnational cooperation along the corridor was considered important in order to be able to deal with bottlenecks in the corridor. Another important area for transnational cooperation was the environmental aspects since trade and traffic in the east-west direction had increased dramatically. The final report of EWTC resulted in a vision, strategy and action plan supporting EU policies. The corridor has a potential to become an important east-west connection for Europe as it links northern Europe to Russia and the Far East as well as an entrance point to the Black Sea Region with the parts of Europe located in the Atlantic region.


Achievements of the project so far:

The hubs in the corridor were considered a key strategic area for development together with the further removal of bottlenecks in the road and rail networks. Based on the identified key strategic areas, a group of actions were developed and presented as a way to continue the work. The project has used the experiences gained during EWTC to implement actions from the EWTC action plan such as to establish a platform for the long term development of the corridor, the EWTC Association. The project highlighted steering mechanisms and concepts for more environmentally friendly transports, tested systems for exchange of information, developed an intelligent truck parking strategy and speed control systems as well as strengthened rail transport patterns and the development of intermodal transport solutions.

EWTC II gained political support for the process towards the green corridor status and also established cooperation with projects such as TransBaltic and Scandria. Partners of the EWTC II project have seen the project as a laboratory for harmonizing respective national transport policies of the EWTC countries and for testing the EU transport policy in practice to demonstrate the feasibility of policy-driven concepts and to provide feedback to the Commission and national transport ministries on adjustment needs. The project has contributed with the following: EWTC is considered a best practice case for Green Corridor development. Thus the EWTC is a part of the European Commission’s Action Plan for the Baltic Sea Region and is an integrated part of the Northern Transport Axis. The EWTC Association is established as an innovative tool for interregional cooperation along EWTC. The EWTCA has been chosen to lead the flagship project of developing a network of green corridors in the BSR.

As a basis for that work the Association has the manual of how to develop a Green Corridor for transport in accordance with the EU’s transport policies and to offer stakeholders in the EWTC more sustainable transport alternatives than available today. An innovative IT-based ”Information Broker System” for transport and traffic information was tested and when implemented, it will increase efficiency and reduce the environmental impact. The project supported improved transport services in ports and terminals and increased transport competence among various stakeholders within the EWTC. Overall the project has contributed to improved services for transport of goods between BSR and Russia, Belarus and Far East and secured long term cooperation for further development through the East West Transport Corridor Association.



Project Duration: Jun 2009 - Sep 2012
Approximate total project budget in EUR: 5.832.400,00
ERDF co-financing: 4.522.600,00
ENPI co-financing: 0,00
Norwegian national contribution: 0,00

List of partners

Region Blekinge
37132 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Ronnebygatan 2
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Mats Johansson
Phone: +46 708-671300
E-mail: mats.johansson@regionblekinge.se
Web: www.regionblekinge.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:589.000,00
ERDF co-financing:441.750,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Vilnius Gediminas Technical Univ. Competence. centr. of Interm. Transp. And Log.
10105 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Plytines 27
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Ramunas Palsaitis
Phone: +370 5 274 4776
E-mail: trvadyba@ti.vgtu.lt
Web: www.vgtu.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:160.000,00
ERDF co-financing:136.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre
92294 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
Igulos 18A-5
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Vytautas Paulauskas
Phone: +370 46 255503
E-mail: donatasp@takas.lt
Web: NONE
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:30.000,00
ERDF co-financing:25.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Klaipeda State Seaport Authority
92251 Klaipeda | LITHUANIA
J. Jannonio Str. 24
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Kristina Gontier
Phone: +37046499714
E-mail: k.gontier@port.lt
Web: www.portofklaipeda.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:347.000,00
ERDF co-financing:294.950,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
SC Lithuanian Railways
03603 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
Mindaugo g. 12/14
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Antanas Zenonas Kaminskas
Phone: +370 526 93306
E-mail: z.kaminskas@litrail.lt
Web: www.litrail.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:836.000,00
ERDF co-financing:710.600,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Lithuanian Road Adm. under the Ministry of Transport and Communications
03109 Vilnius | LITHUANIA
J. Basanaviciaus g. 36/2
Region: Lietuva
Contact person: Gintaras Cilcius
Phone: +370 2329673
E-mail: gintiras.cilcius@lra.lt
Web: www.lra.lt
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:110.000,00
ERDF co-financing:93.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Blekinge Institute of Technology
37179 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Campus Gräsvik
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Paul Davidsson
Phone: +46 457 385 841
E-mail: paul.davidsson@bth.se
Web: www.bth.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:290.000,00
ERDF co-financing:217.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Energy Agency for Southeast Sweden Ltd.
35196 Växjö | SWEDEN
Framtidsvägen 10A
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Hannele Johansson
Phone: +46470723325
E-mail: hannele.johansson@energikontorsydost.se
Web: www.energikontorsydost.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Karlskrona
37183 Karlskrona | SWEDEN
Östra Hamngatan 7b
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Tore Almlöf
Phone: +46455303027
E-mail: tore.almlof@karlskrona.se
Web: www.karlskrona.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:80.000,00
ERDF co-financing:60.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Karlshamn
37481 Karlshamn | SWEDEN
Rådhuset
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Lennart Henriksson
Phone: +46705581401
E-mail: lennart.henriksson@karlshamn.se
Web: www.karlshamn.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:190.000,00
ERDF co-financing:142.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Port of Karlshamn
37421 Karlshamn | SWEDEN
Box 8
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Anders Wiberg
Phone: +46454305000
E-mail: anders.wiberg@karlshamnshamn.se
Web: www.karlhamnshamn.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:240.000,00
ERDF co-financing:180.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region Skåne
29189 Kristianstad | SWEDEN
Skånehuset, J.A. Hedlundsväg
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Mats Petersson
Phone: +46 443093301
E-mail: mats.petersson@skane.se
Web: www.skane.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:155.000,00
ERDF co-financing:116.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Swedish Transport Administration
55191 Jönköping | SWEDEN
Kaserngatan 10
Region: Småland med öarna
Contact person: Leif Ringhagen
Phone: +46 361 920 76
E-mail: leif.ringhagen@vv.se
Web: www.vv.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:760.000,00
ERDF co-financing:570.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Port of Helsingborg
25108 Helsingborg | SWEDEN
Box 821
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Nicklas Romel
Phone: +46 42 10 64 07
E-mail: nicklas.romel@port.helsingborg.se
Web: www.port.helsingborg.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:50.000,00
ERDF co-financing:37.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
NetPort.Karlshamn AB
37435 Karlshamn | SWEDEN
Biblioteksgatan 4
Region: Sydsverige
Contact person: Samuel Henningsson
Phone: +46454572122
E-mail: samuel.henningsson@netport.se
Web: www.netport.se
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:486.000,00
ERDF co-financing:364.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Port of Sassnitz
18546 Sassnitz | GERMANY
Im Fährhafen 1
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Patrick Schwabe
Phone: +493839255227
E-mail: schwabe@faehrhafen-sassnitz.de
Web: www.faehrhafen-sassnitz.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:395.000,00
ERDF co-financing:296.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Wismar University of Technology, Business and Design
23952 Wismar | GERMANY
Postfach 1210
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Gunnar Prause
Phone: +49 3841 753 297
E-mail: gunnar.prause@hs-wismar.de
Web: www.hs-wismar.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
Ministry for Energy, Infrastructure and Statel Development Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
19048 Schwerin | GERMANY
Schlossstrasse 6-8
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Karl Schmude
Phone: +49 385 588 8431
E-mail: karl.schmude@vm.mv-regierung.de
Web: www.regierung-mv.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:170.000,00
ERDF co-financing:127.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
IT-Initiative Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
18184 Roggentin | GERMANY
Konrad-Zuse-Strasse 1A
Region: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Contact person: Andreas Müller
Phone: +49 381 4031-800
E-mail: andreas.mueller@iti-mv.de
Web: www.iti-mv.de
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:52.400,00
ERDF co-financing:39.300,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Municipality of Fredericia
7000 Fredericia Kommune | DENMARK
Gothersgade 20
Region: Syddanmark
Contact person: Troels Lemonius
Phone: +4572113506
E-mail: fetl@fredericiakom.dk
Web: www.fredericiakommune.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:95.000,00
ERDF co-financing:71.250,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Associated Danish Ports A/S
7000 Fredericia | DENMARK
Vesthavnsvej 33
Region: Syddanmark
Contact person: Jens Peter Peters
Phone: +45 79215010
E-mail: jpp@adp-as.dk
Web: www.adp-as.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:46.000,00
ERDF co-financing:34.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Danish Road Directorate
1022 Copenhagen | DENMARK
Niels Juels Gade 13
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Jens Pedersen
Phone: +45 7244 3487
E-mail: jp@vd.dk
Web: www.vejdirektoratet.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:150.000,00
ERDF co-financing:112.500,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Region of Southern Denmark
7100 Vejle | DENMARK
Damhaven 12
Region: Syddanmark
Contact person: Erik Ørskov
Phone: +45 766 31989
E-mail: erik.oerskov@regionsyddanmark.dk
Web: www.regionsyddanmark.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:3.915,00
ERDF co-financing:2.936,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Danish Technical Institute
2800 Kgs. Lyngby | DENMARK
Anker Engelundsvej 1
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Jens Clausen
Phone: +45 45 25 33 87
E-mail: jencl@man.dtu.dk
Web: www.dtu.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:100.000,00
ERDF co-financing:75.000,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00
Public Transport Authority
1304 Copenhagen | DENMARK
Adelgade 13
Region: Hovedstaden
Contact person: Jan Albrecht
Phone: +45 72 26 71 17
E-mail: jaa@trafikstyrelsen.dk
Web: www.trafikstyrelsen.dk
Approximate total partner budget in EUR:217.084,00
ERDF co-financing:162.813,00
ENPI co-financing:0,00
Norwegian national contribution:0,00