Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Improving transport connections". 25 outputs found.

Project:
Title:
Key Findings and Results of the C.A.S.H. Project 2009-2012
Date:
Aug 2012
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Description:
The C.A.S.H. Final Report features all the main outputs of the C.A.S.H. project. According to the project’s key findings, the European Community’s legislation on road freight transport safety should be drafted in such a manner that the statutes are defined uniformly across the boundaries of the Member States. It should also enable the harmonization of violations and the resulting penalties. In addition, uniform regulations and penalties should be drafted for securing of loads.
Project:
Title:
Action programme on a "low impact" transport network in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The action programme integrated in the publication "Natural heritage in the Baltic Sea Region -Challenges & solutions for sustainable transport to/within protected areas" provides new insights into sustainable mobility and barrier-free access related issues in protected areas. The programme comprises an analysis of international standards & best practices (public transport, carrying capacity of visitor hot spots, information material etc) as well as a SWOT analysis of local settings in P&B partner parks incl. recommendation for future improvements.
Project:
Title:
Scandria Investment Strategy
Date:
Jun 2012
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Description:
The investement strategy provides an understanding of the infrastructure system in the Scandria corridor and of development priorities concerning investments into intermodal nodes, railway infrastructure as well as road based infrastructure for heavy goods vehicle transport. Special emphasize has been laid to reducing environmental impacts like CO2-emissions through modal shift or replacement of fossile fuels in road transport.
Project:
Title:
Scandria Action Program
Date:
Nov 2013
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The Scandria Action Program defines the vision of the Scandria Corridor aiming at: - smart, green and inclusive innovation and growth, - a modern, competitive and sustainable transport system, - a corridor of cooperation. For each of these thematic pillars, concrete action proposals were agreed. The Scandria Action Program contains the proposal to set up a Scandria.Alliance that fosters further development of the Scandria Corridor.
Project:
Title:
Macroregional Transport Action Plan
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
An action plan document prepared by TransBaltic in cooperation with umbrella projects (available at: www.transbaltic.eu/). The MTAP is a 2012 edition document (will be regularly updated by ongoing projects), which contains policy actions needed to create better interfaces between national transport networks and to make the BSR transport system more resilient to future changes. Recipient: national and regional authorities; pan-Baltic organisations; ECOM, transnational and cross-border projects in the BSR and other macroregions
Project:
Title:
Vision and optimum path to achieve an integrated transport system in the BSR
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
2030 vision of the integrated transport system in the BSR consolidated of past proposals by several pan-Baltic organisations, and the green transport scenario as an optimum path for the public and private stakeholders in the BSR. The concepts are available in documentation from TransBaltic Conference 2011 and TransBaltic Policy Report 2011 (www.transbaltic.eu/reports-results/). Recipient: pan-Baltic organisations; national and regional authorities
Project:
ACL
Title:
Brochure ACL - Results and recommendations
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
The final ACL brochure summarizes the studies that have been conducted in 30 months of project lifetime and the resultant recommendations for action. Interviews with project partners and the business sector as well as a retrospect on how ACL promoted transnational cooperation in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region round the final brochure out.
Project:
ACL
Title:
Strengthening the logistic sector in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
In this brochure four Logistics centres from Germany, Denmark and Belarus are analysed in detail. An assessment of the experience gathered at these sites serves as a basis for the formulation of general recommendations for building, implementing and operating logistics centres. In addition two best practice IT solutions for transport management, developed by ACL, are illustrated.
Project:
ACL
Title:
PORTlog - virtual freight village
Date:
Jun 2013
Description:
PORTlog is a marketing platform for logistic service providers, developed by ACL and hosted by Port of Hamburg Marketing. The core idea is to act as a broker for professional contacts between service providers and (potential) clients. According to matching criteria, companies can be selected for specific purposes. It enables customers from worldwide to locate the right service provider in the warehousing, logistics or transport fields for their imports and exports in Hamburg and the metropolitan region.
Project:
ACL
Title:
Recommendations on the promotion of accessibility and connection of remote areas in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
The core findings from the ACL project activities were adapted into specific recommendations on the improvement of the accessibility and attractiveness of the Amber Coast region. The recommendations have been defined for each country. It is mainly addressed to transport experts and politicians.
Project:
Title:
The BGLC strategy
Date:
Mar 2014
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Description:
The BGLC strategy for future work in developing the transport connections. The focus is on Green Corridor Concepts, regional economic factors, business models, pilots and last but not least – how to form a stakeholders forum. Include goals, measures and time plan for each area. The Strategy represents the views of both project partners as well as representatives from the industry and stakeholders from the logistic sectors and is of both short-term and in a long-term perspective. To be used for developing the area. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/BGLC_Boken_20140317_2.pdf
Project:
Title:
Evaluation tool for wider economic effects of railway investments
Date:
Feb 2014
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Description:
Computable General Equilibrium models (CGE) are powerful tools in the assessment of economic impacts of infrastructure investments, but the use of these models is expensive and requires specific skills, software and knowledge. This developed tool (for Sweden & Finland) is an accessible tool that is simple to use but gives results that are based on comprehensive CGE-modelling. The wider economic impacts calculated by this tool are supplementary to the results of a standard project assessment (CBA). http://www.pirkanmaa.fi/files/files/BGLC/BGLC_WP_53_report_Final_12022014.pdf
Project:
Title:
Technical viability and market opportunities for innovative intermodal technologies for semitrailers
Date:
Jun 2013
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Description:
A study of technical viability and market opportunities for innovative intermodal technologies for semitrailers. The report includes a suggestion for a technical solution that could be used at a terminal to speed up the change between modes and therefore also lower the cost. Will be used by terminal owners, operators and infrastructure planners at regions and municipalities. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/BGLC-task-3-2-Study-of-technical-viability-and-market-opportunities-for-innovative-intermodal-technologies-for-semitrailers.pdf
Project:
Title:
Corridor Management Structures
Date:
Jan 2014
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Description:
Includes an analysis of what have been done so far in the area of Corridor Management and also the success factors from working corridor management structures. The suggested Corridor Management structure for BGLC is a structure open to all stakeholders to participate in thematic work. A strategic advisors group act as decision board. A secretariat will handle the administrative support. http://www.bothniangreen.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BGLC_transport_corridor_management_structure-1.pdf
Title:
Economic Outlook for the Air Cargo Market in the Baltic Sea Region incl. development strategies
Date:
Jul 2013
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Description:
This output encompasses economic outlook for the air cargo market in the Baltic Sea Region and integrates consolidated development scenarios for the regional airports in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Belarus. Scenarios include “Flying trucks” concept, which appears to be further promoted and accepted. Economic outlook studies are based on application of economic and ICT methods and evaluation of the statistical data.
Project:
Title:
Sulphur regulation in the baltic sea -scenarios for the Mid Nordic Region, threats and opportunities
Date:
Jan 2013
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Description:
A study of the consequences of the stricter sulphur limits in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway. The study is based on known facts but also on analyses and estimates from academy, industry and authorities. The report covers three perspectives, Maritime, Industry and Logistics. The consequences, threats, and opportunities are elaborated with the time scenarios 2020 and 2030, but starting in the current situation 2012 and what most likely will happen in 2015; lowering the limit of Sulphur emission from 1% to 0,1% in northern Sweden, Finland and Norway.
Project:
Title:
All pieces in place -regional economic study in bottlenecks and capacity gaps on the MNGTC
Date:
Mar 2012
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Description:
The investigation studies the bottlenecks, the need for measures in the Midnordic Green Transport Corridor, what potential exists in different scenarios and what effects these factors may have in Norway and Sweden. The study identifies the effects on society and regional development as a consequence of the proposed investments. The effects are described from the point of view of trade and industry, population development and settlement patterns, and service and possibilities for education.
Project:
Title:
The Midnordic transport study
Date:
Jun 2013
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Description:
The Midnordic Transport Study analysed eastwest transport routes across the corridor and compared their competitiveness in regard to other routes in Northern Europe. The Study suggests the regions along the Midnordic Corridor focus their joint development efforts on logistics cooperation in exports to Russia. The St. Petersburg region alone offers notable export potential for consumer goods. With regional cooperation, it is possible to create competitive supply chains. The report are in finnish but there is a english summary at the project website.
Project:
Title:
Public Service Obligations (PSO)/Route Development Funds (RDF) application guidelines
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
PSO/RDF application guidelines enable regions applying guidelines into corresponding national laws concerning public service obligations in air transport. They give precise understanding what steps should be taken and what contents (e. g. what airlines with what kind of aircraft) should be considered when tendering a PSO/RDF route. With the help of application guidelines, routes being economically not viable, but resulting in positive regional economic effects can be sustained and initiated. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Public transport service SWOT-analysis studies
Date:
Oct 2013
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Analysis enables regions/airports to improve intermodal connectivity giving the PP precise look on their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) regarding current/future linkage of their airports with PTS. With the help of the analysis usage of PTS for accessing BSR airports can be increased; individual traffic lowered. So reductions of emissions of greenhouse gases per departing/arriving passenger can be achieved (ecological sustainability). Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/services/documents/category/55-results?download=423:swot-analysis-final-version.
Project:
Title:
Passenger (PAX) market potential analysis
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
PAX market potential analysis implementation folder gives in-depth analysis of regions’/airports’ potentials regarding new or specified routes. PPs received comprehensive analysis of new routes containing network, low cost and charter routes. Out of identified routes, PPs can target certain amount of routes/airlines to be approached. The analysis of focus routes were presented by several PPs to airlines and airport representatives at the Routes Europe Conference in Marseilles in April 2014. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Joint airport marketing strategy toolbox
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
Joint marketing strategies provide regions/airports with a toolbox of marketing strategies to attract airlines to set up new flight routes. PPs and airports in the BSR receive information what marketing strategies could be of the essences for what kind of airport aiming at what kind of target group. PPs learn how to approach airlines, how to make the airport attractive for PAX and how to make politicians, civil servants, companies, tourism industry aware of the meaning of airports for the regional economy and welfare. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Project:
Title:
Study on regional economic justification of PSO/ RDF
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
Output reveals the economic impacts of PSO/RDF routes to/from PPs airports and shows that those flight connections which in a first perception are not economically viable result in positive regional economic effects. PPs receive information about airport as “economic factor”, i.e. economic value of airport arising from the production of air transport services and about airport as “location factor”, i.e. catalytic effects arising from the consumption of air transport services provided at airport. Output is available on http://www.baltic-bird.eu/results-outputs.
Title:
Applying multi-level governance in transport planning and management in the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Oct 2014
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Description:
A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the macroregional cooperation based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to pool together the strategic transport initiatives and make use of their individual strengths; how to deploy the potential of territorial cooperation projects better and to ensure their results are incorporated in the national transport planning process). A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the passenger and freight management based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to organise new cross-border infrastructure projects; to manage the dynamic transport development without a fixed link in place; to succeed with a corridor context in the national infrastructure planning process; and to stimulate the functional integration of cities served by a single ferry line. A methodological framework (with challenges, key findings, steps to achieve the goal) for the passenger and freight management based on the project showcases. It present solutions how to stimulate the commercial development of a multimodal freight corridor; to enhance sustainable regional growth along the TEN-T Core Network Corridors; and to ensure that intermodal terminals are strategically located in the transport network.
Project:
Title:
Macroregional Transport Action Plan (2014/2015 update)
Date:
Oct 2014
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Description:
Update of the MTAP document (2014/2015) with adjusted policy actions no. 2, 6, 7, 10 and a new measure (No. 21, on fostering the short sea shipping in sea-crossing transport corridors in the BSR), based on results of the testing/validation actions in the public-market environment. The document presents also new transport policy developments (e.g. on core network corridors) and their consequences for the BSR.