Scandria Partners meet for Midterm Conference in Malmö
Looking forward and looking back – that was the aim of the Scandria mid-term Conference in Malmö. 18 months through the project, this was primarily an opportunity to look back on successes already achieved.
these successes are plentiful: the Rostock-Gedser ferry link, for
instance, has been included in the European Union’s “Motorways of the
Sea” programme. Another major step has been the re-activation of the
Neuruppin – Neustadt (Dosse) rail line through the HUB 53/12° logistics
network. The aim of the network, created by the municipalities of
Güstrow, Prignitz and Neuruppin, is to boost the links between the
Baltic ports and their hinterland. One of the project’s other milestones
is the development of new block trains, which in future will connect
Scandinavia with the Adriatic and shift freight transport to rail.
Studies carried out by the Scania region and the University of Roskilde
highlight the correlation between the logistics sector and the excellent
potential for innovation in the corridor.
Dr. Per Tryding from the Southern Sweden Chamber of Commerce stressed Germany’s importance as Sweden’s number two export destination after Norway. Targeted investments in infrastructure, such as the Øresund Bridge, enable natural barriers to be removed and markets integrated. For instance, just one year after the bridge opened, Sweden’s exports to Denmark rose by 60%.
Horst Sauer from the Joint Spatial Planning Department of Berlin and Brandenburg, the lead partner of the Scandria project, said that the impending start of the building work on the Brenner Base Tunnel through the Alps represented one of the key investments in transport along this corridor. The completion of the high-speed Berlin-Nuremberg, Copenhagen-Ringsted und Berlin-Dresden rail lines and the expansion of the Rostock-Gedser and Sassnitz-Trelleborg ferry services in the next few years will make the corridor fit for the growing freight and passenger transport volume.
The partners are committed to a green Baltic-Adriatic corridor in which transport can be operated in a smart, environmentally friendly way. From 10 -13 May 2011, solutions supported by the Wildau University of Technology and the Transport Ministries of Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania will be presented at the Transport Logistics Fair in Munich, one of the leading international trade shows of this kind.
Presentations 4 April 2011, morning session
- Welcome by the hosts and presentation of Skåne and of Swedish Transport Policy (Region Skane / Swedish Transport Administration). Download: Persson • Brümmer • Risberg
- Scandria: “Scandinavian-Adriatic Corridor for Innovation and Growth – A midterm review” (Horst Sauer, Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg). Download: Sauer
- Midfield playmaking - Business cooperation between Scandinavia and the Adriatic (Per Tryding, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Southern Sweden). Download: Tryding
- Fehmarnbelt Railway Corridor. Download: Silvan
- COINCO-North: “The Scandinavian 8 million city” (Tom Granquist, Akershus municipality). Download: Granquist
- Baltic Transport Outlook: Transport Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (Helena Kyster-Hansen, tetraplan). Download: Kyster-Hansen
Presentations 4 April 2011, afternoon session
- Project status and Action Program (INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT). Download: I&U
- Results of the midterm evaluation (INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT). Download: I&U
- Status of WP 2 "Communication" (wbpr). Download: Becher
- Status of WP 3 “Quality of Transport Infrastructure”. Download: Trafikverket
- Status of WP 4 “Innovative Logistic Solutions”. Download: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
- Status of WP 5 “Common Strategy of Corridor Functionality”. Download: Roskilde
Presentations 5 April 2011, WP 3 “Infrastructure” discussions
- WP3 - Biogas Corridor. Download: Johannesson
- WP3 - BB Intermodal. Download: Michalk
- WP3 - Discussion. Download: Risberg
- WP3 - Status Intermodal. Download: Gjesing-Hansen
- WP3 - Status Rail Traffic. Download: Murach