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7 May, 2015 Green corridors in Europe; a perspective from Holland Menno M. Menist, Managing director 17 March 2010, Malmö.

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1 7 May, 2015 Green corridors in Europe; a perspective from Holland Menno M. Menist, Managing director 17 March 2010, Malmö

2 P Our European transport system: green corridors?

3 P TEN-T network Starting point: the core TEN-T network at present under revision using a new methodological approach under development taking economy, environment and cohesion into account

4 P European corridors: an example Example of a corridor with heavy freight transport:

5 P European corridors: an example North western European ports to Italy core link from the Ruhr area through the Alps to northern areas feeding at the north side from Hamburg/ Bremen/ Amsterdam/ Rotterdam and Antwerp and beyond these places feeding at the south side to Genua, Rome, Venice and beyond including rail, road and inland waterway and intermodal terminals

6 P Dutch policy on European corridors Demand for growth should be facilitated for economic reason Decoupling of transport and its external effects is needed This can be achieved by the concept of green corridors

7 P Dutch policy on European corridors (2)  Dutch policy stimulates the use of innovative techniques to avoid transport (example: handling of shrimps)  Green can create business and profit  Private sector initiatives are a catalyst to the Dutch policy

8 P Be Lean Be Green

9 P Green European corridors What makes a corridor a green corridor? use of green alternatives use of green techniques within the modes efficient transport within the modes: efficiency and sustainability are not opposing objectives high safety standards reliable transport times

10 P Green alternatives The right mode in the right situation Adequate infrastructure (links and nodes) Example: Betuwe freight only line High capacity and good performance for freight transport Low external costs due to avoidance of dense populated areas (emissions and immissions )

11 P Green alternatives Supporting co-modality Derushing of transport needs Example: use of sensors to plan the need for deliveries at an early stage Supporting policy in pricing Internalisation of externalities Agreements once deciding for new investments Example: as a condition for the extension of the Rotterdam port

12 P Supporting co-modality Efficient transfers between the modes Examples:  Transfer facilities around the Rotterdam mainport area  Italian freight villages

13 P Green techniques within the modes Infrastructure for using green techniques electrification (rail) filling and loading stations along the corridor (alternative road transport energy) Cleaner engines (road, rail, IWW) Transport policy supports use of green techniques

14 P Efficient transport within the modes- Rail Removing technical and organizational interoperability problems Example: one shop path allocation on the whole corridor Improvements on the Rotterdam- Genua rail corridor are already under execution under an European umbrella as one of five defined rail corridors.

15 P Efficient transport within the modes- Road High ratio tonneskms to vehicle kms through allowing cabotage promoting combining and avoiding empty rides through ITS systems allowing long vehicles

16 P Efficient transport within the modes- Inland waterway Use of larger ships where possible More efficient loading facilities in (main)ports

17 P Safety Standards Safety standards: green and safe should go hand in hand A continuous improvement program on the corridor reducing accidents and casualties monitoring accidents in each mode good infrastructure requirements on vehicles and staff standardisation reducing language barriers resting facilities

18 P Reliable transport times Smooth transport on the corridor by Efficient custom procedures due to ITS Coordinated inspection system based on risk taking into account companies with good records Acceptable level of congestion on roads Attractive international train paths No congestion at intermodal nodes

19 P Conclusion Transport will continue to grow and should- for economic reasons- be facilitated It is a challenge to separate transport from its external effects Green corridors are the right answer to this challenge Each modality has its own role on the green corridor

20 P Thank you for your attention Menno M. Menist NEA Transport research and training Phone: Fax:


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