Third and Final Plenary SuperGreen Workshop 

The event took   place in Gothenburg, Sweden on January 11, 2013
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 EuropeanCommission in the context of the 7th Framework Programme. The project involves 22 partners from 13 European countries and was launched in January of 2010.

SuperGreen aims at assisting the Commission with defining the ‘Green Corridor’ concept and promotes thedevelopment of European freight logistics in an environmentally friendly manner. The objectives of the SuperGreen project concernsupporting the development of sustainable transport networks by fulfilling requirements covering environmental, technical, economic,social and spatial planning aspects. More details of the project, including all deliverables accepted thus far are available at www.supergreenproject.eu .

Time flies and the SuperGreen project came to an end in January 2013. After two plenary workshops (Helsinki 2010 and Genoa 2011), four regional workshops (Naples 2010, Antwerp, Malmoe and Sines 2011), a special session on green corridors at the TRA 2012 conference (Athens 2012), close to 30 other external presentations, and three years full of exciting work, the project presented all its major results in its 3rd and final plenary workshop. This took place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 11th January 2013 and was kindly hosted by SuperGreen partner DB Schenker.

Details of progress and all major results achieved in the project, including  benchmarking methodology, Key Performance Indicators, Green Technologies and ICT systems were presented at the workshop. Directions of further research as well as policy recommendations were also  discussed. The workshop also included talks by invited external speakers, all experts in this area, and a panel discussion. A highlight of the workshop was a preview of the Green Corridors Handbook, soon available at the project's web site. Mrs Gudrun Schulze (DG-MOVE, TEN-T) delivered the workshop's closing speech.

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11th January 2013
External speakers are in blue

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Registration and coffee
09:00-09:20 Welcoming statements
Andrea Schoen, DB Schenker
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA, Coordinator of SuperGreen
09:20-09:40 The European Commission perspective Download
Fleur Breuillin, European Commission, DG-MOVE
09:40-10:10 SuperGreen project progress overview; selection of corridors; KPIs for green corridors; corridor benchmarking; bottlenecks Download
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
George Panagakos, NTUA
10:10-10:30 Discussion
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:20 Green technologies for road transport  Download
Anders Johnson, Scania, Sweden
11:20-11:40 Results of green technologies benchmarking Download
Sara Fozza, Dappolonia, Italy
11:40-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:20 Role of ICT in green logistics Download
Rod Franklin, Kuehne+Nagel, Switzerland
Results of green ICT benchmarking Download
Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
14:30-14:50 Swedish innovation activities on green corridors Download
Rein Juriado, Vinnova, Sweden
14:50-15:10 Recommendations for future R&D Download
Even Ambros Holte, Marintek, Norway
15:10-15:300 Policy recommendations Download
Humberto Moyano, Port Authority of Gijon, Spain
George Panagakos, NTUA
Panel discussion (preamble) Download
Moderator: Harilaos Psaraftis, NTUA
Panelists include (alphabetically):
Sergio Barbarino, Procter and Gamble
Herman de Meester, European Community Shipowners Association (ret.)
Pawel Mickiewicz, General Directorate for Roads and Motorways, Poland
Jürgen Neumüller, Scandria project, Germany
Mathias Roos, Region Blekinge, Sweden
Jerker Sjögren, Closer, Sweden
Wiktor Szydarowski, BSR TransGovernance project, Sweden

Closing speech
 SuperGreen and the greening of the TEN-Ts
Gudrun Schulze,  European Commission, DG-MOVE
16:50-17:00    Closing remarks