Assessing Offers and Preconditions for Multimodal Freight Transport in the Scandria®2Act Partner Regions: Summary Report

George Panagakos, Lovisa Uhlin, Tomi Solakivi, Thalis Zis, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Luise Noring, Julie Jo Nygaard

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This is the executive summary of the work performed and the results achieved under Group of Activities (GoA) 3.2 of the Scandria®2Act project. Scandria®2Act is an initiative of regions located along the Scandria® corridor, i.e. the Baltic Sea stretch of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean core network corridor. It aims at increased connectivity and competitiveness while reducing the negative implications of transport operations. Aiming at removing physical, technical, operational and administrative bottlenecks along the major transport axes across Europe, the core network corridors (CNCs) were introduced in 2013 as an instrument for the coordinated implementation of the EU transport infrastructure policy. A major challenge in organising transport along the CNCs is the negative environmental impact caused by emissions mainly of road transport and the limited capacity of transport infrastructure in highly utilised corridor sections. The Scandinavian-Mediterranean (ScanMed) is one of the two CNCs that surround the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) - the North Sea-Baltic (NSB) being the other one. The transport market study of the ScanMed corridor identified a number of bottlenecks in the transport network and confirmed rising transport volumes between the corridor regions. This puts high pressure to develop cross-sectoral and cross-level solutions that minimise environmental impact of transport and optimise capacity utilisation. This is the challenge that Scandria®2Act addresses and to which Group of Activities 3.2 contributes.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationRostock
PublisherInterreg Baltic Sea Region
Number of pages16
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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