We believe that the east-west Midnordic Transport Corridor provides a green and cost-effective transport alternative for transporters and cargo owners.
Economic life and industry in the Mid Nordic Region and the whole Baltic Sea Region is dependent upon well-functioning communications. The export industry requires costeffective transport solutions to important international markets in the EU and to the growing markets around the southern and eastern Baltic. Effective goods transport networks must be better coordinated at transnational level with supplementary regional links and nodes.
In addition to that, the transport routes, particularly in northern continental Europe, are overburdened. The ever increasing amount of goods on the roads is worsening an already acute situation in terms of traffic congestion, pollution and long delivery times, which results in serious delays and high costs.
Transferring goods from road and diesel trains to the “Mid Nordic Green Corridor" will substantially reduce the CO2 footprints.
Reaching our objectives by
• Showing the possibilities, potential and benefits of the Midnordic transport corridor to business life, transporters, decision makers and other related actors
• Improving roads, railways and intermodal solutions in the corridor
• Developing an ICT system for optimization of goods transport in the corridor.
The goal is to affect national plans
Current laws in the countries covered by the project lay down the procedures for handling large infrastructure investments in both public and private sector. National, regional and local policy will govern the conditions for such investments. The level of participation from National, County and Local councils decides the allocation of resources. The involvement of transport authorities in the project makes it realistic that proposed measures of investments will be realized. The proposed investments in NECL II will be entered in each of the national transport infrastructure planning programmes. Investments in railways, roads and combiterminals are national, but will in fact be used by transporters and cargo owners from neighbouring and other countries who take benefit of the Mid Nordic Corridor. The investments in transport infrastructure are at first hand focused on improving the intermodality, ie combiterminals and connections between rail, road and harbours.
Also a transnational Action Plan will be a joint output of all efforts to eliminate bottlenecks within the Mid Nordic Region.