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1 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region Project implementation progress SC meeting, Kittilä, 6-7 May 2010 Wiktor Szydarowski Project manager

2 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region WP1 – Project management and administration 19/19 partnership agreements signed Financial network established (project partner representatives for financial management and reporting) 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

3 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 2/2010) Networks of political stakeholders and business representatives in making

4 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 Iran 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, 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

5 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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)

6 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region Task 4.2 – Human capacity building in transport operations 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

7 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region Task 4.3 – Transport sustainability and green corridors 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

8 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region Task 5.1 – Dry port development Overview of existing dry port initiatives (incl. North Sea projects) towards a benchmarking report Dry port seminar (Falköping, 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)

9 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 developed)

10 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 improvements Analysis of freight decisions criteria taken into account by the stakeholders in their modal choices Analysis of possible Key Performance Indicators recommended for intermodal chains in progress

11 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 stakeholders Kick-off meeting planned in period 2

12 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region 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 preparation Intermediate report with preliminary conclusions on possibilities to increase competitiveness of rail freight transport to be presented by the end of milestone 2

13 Towards an integrated transport system in the Baltic Sea Region Thank you for your attention! Wiktor Szydarowski, Ph.D. Project manager


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