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TransBaltic Nesletter No.13

Time for a new newsletter issue with some exciting articles about findings and progresses in our beautiful Baltic Sea Region.

Download TransBaltic Newsletter No.13 here! 

In this issue -

  • Emergency terminals for rail freight transport - Lack of confidence in railways' ability to deliver acceptable quality of freight transport is one of several reasons for the small volumes of rail freight transport between Norway and other countries in the Baltic Sea Region. Representatives of key stakeholders in rail freight transport are now, within the framework of TransBaltic, working in close cooperation on procedures that might help customers to access to their containers in case of severe delays.
  • Enabling intermodal connections between Poland and Scandinavia - The BSR transport system is going through changes due to huge infrastructure investments in fixed connections as the Øresund Bridge or the planned Fehmarn Belt Link which will increase the competitiveness of rail transport significantly on trade lanes linking Sweden and Denmark with the German transport networks, yet remains the profile of the transport system between Poland and Sweden unchanged still relying on traditional ro-ro ferry connections. A study performed by TransBaltic partner ILiM describes the potential of and the necessary steps for enabling regular intermodal connections between the main business centres in Poland and Sweden/Norway.
  • Filling an important gap - While the newly launched TEN-T regulation proposal argues for a complete trans-European transport network to ensure the smooth functioning of the internal market and strengthening economic and social cohesion, the coordinated action of the national transport ministries around the Baltic Sea (Baltic Transport Outlook) delivers a plan for a strategic transport network in a macroregional context. As a complement TransBaltic presents a subregional perspective and project transport trends by 2030 with special attention to a green scenario highlighting the green corridor initiatives striving for a sustainable development within the Baltic Sea region also connecting it with the outside world. The article presents a unique estimation of transcontinental flow volumes in 2030 from the Far East destined for BSR and their distribution on different rout alternatives.

Enjoy the reading!

published 25.11.2011