A new web portal and a Green Corridor Development Plan will contribute to make transport within Europe more sustainable. The portal and plan are the results of the TEN-T EU project “SWIFTLY Green”, which was completed at the end of 2015. The aim has been to make it easier for transport companies and decision-makers to choose measures that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases without raising transport costs. The project was led by CLOSER at Lindholmen Science Park.
“After more than two years of work, we have succeeded in producing over 130 concrete measures that could contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and support the development of transport corridors in Europe. These measures include proposed actions to different individual stakeholders, but also sustainable solutions for the future. The results have been compiled in a web portal and development plan that can be used by all those who work in the fields of transport and logistics in Europe,” says Sofie Vennersten, Closer Programme Manager at CLOSER, Lindholmen Science Park.
The SWIFTLY Green project began in late 2013 with the task of creating conditions for sustainable transport and green logistical solutions in nine strategically identified transport corridors in Europe. The project bases its work on the corridor between Helsinki in Finland and Valletta in Malta, which has been named the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Corridor.
“We hope that the project’s results will represent a valuable tool for European coordinators in their efforts to enhance sustainability in the European transport system,” explains Sofie Vennersten.
The Green Corridor Portal contains web-based tools that support decision-makers by proposals for future measures that will have an impact on the sustainability of transport and related emissions. The tools offer the chance to measure emissions data, assess potential transport options and search relevant measures via a search engine.
The Green Corridor Portal
The Green Corridor Development Plan is a document that promotes ideas and provides concrete recommendations and examples of good solutions for European transport corridor coordinators.
Read more about The Green Corridor Development Plan in an interview with Stefan Breitenbach, Port of Hamburg Marketing