First SuperGreen Workshop

The first SuperGreen Workshop will take place in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday June 28, 2010.

The project entitled “Supporting EU’s Freight Transport Logistics Action Plan on Green Corridors Issues”, abbreviated name “SuperGreen,” is a Coordination and Support Action, co-funded by the European Commission in the context of the 7th Framework Programme. The project involves 22 partners from 13 European countries.

SuperGreen aims to assist the Commission with defining the ‘Green Corridor’ concept and promotes the development of European freight logistics in an environmentally friendly manner. The objectives of the SuperGreen project concern supporting the development of sustainable transport networks by fulfilling requirements covering environmental, technical, economic, social and spatial planning aspects. More details of the project are available at www.supergreenproject.eu .

Within the context of the project, and starting from an initial list of some 60 corridors, a pre-selection of 15 European corridors has been made by the consortium, based partly on the current TEN-T and is also relevant in terms of the market and logistics needs of the project’s industrial partners. The pre-selection of corridors has been made according to the criteria such as transport volumes, average length of transport chains (share of long distance transports), existing transport infrastructure, types of transported goods, multimodality, effects on environment, human habitat and land use planning, geographical preconditions (cases covering different preconditions), used transport and information technology, supply chain management strategies and procedures of main transport clients and other relevant criteria defined more exactly in the beginning of this task. The analysis of the corridors is based on existing data, and previous research and development projects. Adequate care has been given so that the pre- selected corridors achieve an adequate geographical and modal balance.

 Modal-wise, the mix of pre-selected corridors include:
•    Land-based corridors
•    Corridors (short sea-road-rail-intermodal) that are alternatives to road
•    Corridors (deep sea- road- rail-intermodal) with non-European trade partners

Geography-wise, pre-selected corridors cover (indicatively):
•    Corridors in the Iberian and/or Italian peninsula
•    Corridors in Scandinavia
•    Inter-Mediterranean corridors
•    Corridors linking Scandinavia with the Baltic countries, Poland and Germany
•    Corridors in the Hamburg- Le Havre range
•    Corridors between UK and continent
•    Corridors between the Balkans and Central Europe
•    Corridors between EU and Russia
•    Deep sea corridors (Far East and North America to Europe)
•     Inland navigation corridors
The above modal and geographical categories are roughly equally represented in the pre-selection of corridors.

Details on the pre-selection methodology will be made at the workshop, which will also cover Key Performance Indicators, the role of eFreight, a further selection of the most favourable set of corridors for further analysis in the project, and a discussion among representatives of key stakeholders and among the audience.

Based on the above, we are delighted to invite you to Helsinki on 28th June 2010 to take part in the workshop and contribute to the benchmarking of European Green Corridors!

Target Audience
Logistics service providers, shippers, carriers in all surface modes, intermodal transport companies, policy makers, researchers and analysts, environmental organizations, other stakeholders interested in green logistics.

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangements. A nominal fee to attend the workshop will be charged. A list of hotels is provided (see bottom of the page).

As space for the workshop is limited, advance registration is necessary. To register for the workshop, please visit this link: www.sito.fi/en/supergreen

For any clarifications, please contact Mrs. Sanni Rönkkö at Sito, tel: +358 400 417445, email: sanni.ronkko@sito.fi

The Baltic Transport Journal (www.baltictransportjournal.com) has been appointed communications partner for this event.

Provisional Programme, 28th June 2010 (2nd Announcement)

09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.10 Welcome
Kimmo Fischer, Sito, Finland, host of workshop
Harilaos Psaraftis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, Coordinator of SuperGreen project
10.10-10.30 Aspects of greening the transports in European Union
Rein Jüriado, European Commission, DG-MOVE (SuperGreen project officer)
10.30-11.00    Overview of the SuperGreen project
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
11.00-11.30 Preliminary results of corridor survey: pre-selecting 15 European Corridors
Ilkka Salanne, Sito
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
11.30-12.00 Discussion of the results
12.00-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-13.20 eFreight: one of the key facilitators for green corridors
Jerker Sjögren, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
Jan Tore Pedersen, Marlo A/S, Norway
13.20-13.45 Status report: Key Performance Indicators for green corridors
Niklas Bengtsson, IHS - Fairplay Research, Sweden
13.45-14.00 Workshop methods and ranking of corridors
Sanni Rönkkö, Sito
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
14.00-15.00 Workshop groups deliberations
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-15.45 Workshop groups reporting
15.45-17.15 Panel discussion (issues list below not exhaustive)
What is a green corridor?
Which KPIs are more important?
Which technologies are more promising?
What barriers should be removed?
What possibilities for greening exist?
What policy actions should be pursued?
What other issues need attention?

Moderator: Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
Panelists (alphabetically):
•    Herman de Meester, European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA)
•    Karin de Schepper, Inland Navigation Europe (INE)
•    Jacques Dirand, Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER)
•    Rein Jüriado, European Commission, DG-MOVE
•    Fuensanta Martinez Sans, ACEA-European Automotive Manufacturers Association
•    Manfred Reuter, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA)
•    Algirdas Sakalys, Competence Centre of Intermodal Operators Transport and Logistics          (CCITL) of Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU), Lithuania
•    Jerker Sjögren, Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, Sweden
•    Nicolette van der Jagt, European Shippers Council (ECS)
•    Peter Wolters, European Intermodal Association (EIA)
17.15-17.30  Summary and way ahead
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
17.30-18.00 Workshop closure
18.00-  Port Tour and Cocktail Event: Port of Helsinki
Bus transportation from VR Conference Centre

VR Conference Centre
Vilhonkatu 13


Some hotels close to VR Conference Centre:

Sokos Hotel Helsinki

Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

Cumulus Hotel Kaisaniemi

Best Western Hotel Carlton

Hotel Glo

Hotel Kämp

Hotel Arthur

Hotel Seurahuone

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre