Berlin – Rostock – Gedser - Copenhagen - Malmö
The conference arrives in Malmö:
A Green Corridor between Skandinavia and the Adriatic Sea
The last day of the Scandria Flying Conference took the participants by train via the Öresund Bridge from Copenhagen out to Swedish Malmö.
Thereby the "flying conference", conceptualized as a three day final conference of the Scandria project, reached its final destination and offered to more than 150 participants the opportunity of experiencing the Skandinavian-German logistic and infrastructural corridor at first hand. Hence the travel passengers could not only understand the logistic way but received also an impression about the Northern European landscape.
Both the transport infrastructure support and the implementation of a green corridor are the focal points of the Scandria network. This could also be seen in the talks of the last day of the conference that dealt with environmentally friendly transportation possibilities ("green corridor") and biogas as a renewable energy source.
In his welcome speech, Pontus Lindberg emphasized the outstanding connection of international co-operations regarding environmentalism in the Scandria project: "The Scandria corridor is offering very good preconditions for developing a green freight traffic corridor. The Region of Skåne in co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration will continue contributing its experiences also in the future to further develop this approach with our partners from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Zealand, Berlin and Brandenburg." Furthermore Mr. Lindberg was allowed to announce that the project TransGovernance for the development of governance structures got approved by all levels in the Baltic Sea area. This too is an important impulse for progressing the Scandria corridor platform which is a part of the project.
Lennart Andersson, Director of the Swedish Transport Administration for the Southern Region referred to the priority of traffic avoidance and optimization. Therefore intelligent traffic solutions are focused on. For Southern Sweden it is already foreseeable that the traffic is going to further increase, which is why a possible second connection between Helsingor and Helsongborg is being examined. The examination is stating that there is a need for a second link, although only in the future.
Ylva Persson, Swedish Transport Administration and Jeannette Ragnar, Region Skåne presented different scopes for biogas in heavy goods long-distance traffic. Because liquefied biogas in some countries like Germany is not available as needed due to certain determining factors, Persson and Ragnar suggested a substitution through liquefied biogas and certificate trading.
Wiktor Szydarowski, Project Manager of Transbaltic presented the results of the macro regional action program that has been developed within the Transbaltic project. The Baltic Sea area has the chance to play a pioneering role by consequently refining green corridors and the chance to increase its competitiveness.
Rikard Engström from the Swedish Transport Administration made it clear that the point in developing green corridors is to entrench these concepts in the transportation companies. There is no absolute definition of what a green corridor has to be like. It is more important to organize traffic in a "green" manner.
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