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Title: Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region

Towards an integrated transport system in the
Baltic Sea Region
Project implementation progress SC meeting,
Kittilä, 6-7 May 2010 Wiktor Szydarowski Project
WP1 Project management and administration
  • 19/19 partnership agreements signed
  • Financial network established (project partner
    representatives for financial management and
  • Partner No. 10 (Stockholm County Council) changed
    status to an associated organisation
  • Request for partnership change in official
    decision-making progress
  • Related budget changes internal shifts carried
    out new annexes to PA distributed
  • WP2 manager change from mid-May

WP2 Communication and information
  • TransBaltic Conference 2010 and a regional
    politicians meeting
  • Extensive conference report in progress
  • Event evaluation template interactive debate
    tool to be used by project partners
  • Project website, second project leaflet, project
    roll-ups and gifts
  • Final project communication plan
  • Baltic Transport Journal as the official media
    partner with 2 newsletters published (1/2010 and
  • Networks of political stakeholders and business
    representatives in making

WP3 BSR as a transport gateway area
  • WP3 seminar on 1-2 February 2010 (Stockholm)
  • Produced task 3.1 report (Yury A. Shcherbanin,
    EATU Center Consult, Moscow) for infrastructure
    investments in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia,
    Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China and
  • Procured consulting company for Task 3.3
    (Tetraplan A/S, Copenhagen) to deliver transport
    scenarios for 2030 and lead the foresight process
  • Launched foresight debates (Malmö, 16-17 March
    Vilnius, 30 March St.Petersburg, 29 April) two
    others rescheduled (Stockholm to 18 May and Bodö
    to 31 May)
  • Detailed work plan till May 2011
  • Cost sharing agreement in signing

Task 4.1 Challenges for Baltic ports
  • Cost sharing agreement under discussion
  • First debate in preparation (Motorways of the Sea
    policy in the BSR, Sopot, Poland, 11 May 2010)

Task 4.2 Human capacity building in transport
  • Low budget activity performed in connection with
    Task 5.4
  • Checklist of problems and questionnaire (Survey
    1) based on interviews with experts and
    researchers in preparation
  • Kick-off meeting planned in October 2010

Task 4.3 Transport sustainability and green
  • Working group established with the first meeting
    held (15 December 2009, Gdansk)
  • Draft of inception report on implications of the
    EU transport policy on the development of
    sustainable transport in the BSR in progress
  • Signed written agreement between the Swedish
    Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and
    Communications, TransBaltic, EWTC II and Scandria
    on joint green transport activities in the
    signing process
  • TransBaltic as one of the officially acclaimed
    project in the EU green corridor policy area

Task 5.1 Dry port development
  • Overview of existing dry port initiatives (incl.
    North Sea projects) towards a benchmarking report
  • Dry port seminar (Falköping, 14-15 April 2010),
    attended by container transport industry and port
    operators, to discuss implementation approach to
    dry ports in the project partner areas
  • Start-up of dry port case studies (Lahti Region,
    Hamburg area, Västerbotten, Warmia-Mazury)

Task 5.2 Empty container management
  • Holland Container Innovations (HCI - a start-up
    company from Delft University of Technology)
    chosen as partner to put the foldable container
    into practice
  • Literature review on empty container management
  • Roll-up on foldable containers produced to
    promote the issue at various events
  • Invitation process to invite relevant
    stakeholders in demo activities (leaflet

Task 5.3 Deployment of ICT toolbox
  • Strict cooperation established with Task 5.5
    (back-to-back meetings)
  • Gathering of market data relating to transport
    services in selected corridors (Poland-Scandinavia
    and Poland-port of Hamburg
  • Evaluation of existing ICT tools for delivery
    planning to recommend future possible
  • Analysis of freight decisions criteria taken into
    account by the stakeholders in their modal
  • Analysis of possible Key Performance Indicators
    recommended for intermodal chains in progress

Task 5.4 Competence Management System in
harbour logistics
  • Arranged workshop to discuss transfer,
    utilisation and adjustment of CMS between Hamburg
    and Estonian ports (28-29 January 2010, Tallinn)
  • MACO presentation on competence profiles during
    EU Maritime Day in Tallinn on 20 May 2010
  • Second workshop scheduled for 21 May 2010
  • Web-based standardised platform for harbour
    logistics training soon to be tested by
  • Kick-off meeting planned in period 2

Task 5.5 Rail transport solutions for N-S and
E-W flows
  • Strict cooperation established with Task 5.3
    back-to-back meetings)
  • Ongoing study of previous activities and reports
    about rail freight transport in the BSR
  • Interviews with relevant stakeholders under
  • Intermediate report with preliminary conclusions
    on possibilities to increase competitiveness of
    rail freight transport to be presented by the end
    of milestone 2

Thank you for your attention!
  • Wiktor Szydarowski, Ph.D.
  • Project manager