Baltic Loop

Baltic Loop

P3 Well-connected region

3.1. Improved transport flows of people and goods

Central Baltic

01.04.2019 - 30.09.2021

€1 872 149

€1 457 717

Project Summary:

The Baltic Sea region is an area of fast growth and a key market for about 100 million consumers. To support this phenomenon and to smoothen the transportation flow in corridors and traffic gateways, issues such as the productivity in the operation of traffic, interoperability which exceeds the borders and more fluent, safer traffic with fewer effects on the air quality, require to be tackled.
The Baltic Loop project focuses on developing solutions to transportation bottlenecks along the East-West corridors. The project covers three of them: northern from Örebro – Turku – St. Petersburg, middle from Örebro – Tallinn – St.Petersburg and southern from Örebro – Riga – St. Petersburg; real-time traffic information about the status of traffic, the control of its flow and better commercial services will be provided.
A decrease in transportation and traveling time and in the subsequent emissions generated in these three corridors can be expected. As a spillover effect, improved competitiveness, a more efficient delivery/terminal operation process and reduced traveling time for passengers to the corridors will result as well. 

Lead Partner

Turun Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy

Country: FI

Partner budget: 524.343 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 382.770 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Region Örebro län

Country: SE

Partner budget: 274.931 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 206.198 EUR ERDF

Vidzemes plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

Partner budget: 185.430 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 157.616 EUR ERDF

Rīgas plānošanas reģions

Country: LV

Partner budget: 223.000 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 189.550 EUR ERDF

Åbo Akademi

Country: FI

Partner budget: 359.957 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 262.769 EUR ERDF

Ventspils Augsto Tehnoloģiju parks nodibinājums

Country: LV

Partner budget: 197.380 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 167.773 EUR ERDF

Harjumaa Omavalitsuste Liit

Country: EE

Partner budget: 107.107 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 91.041 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

City of Turku

Country: FI

City of Salo

Country: FI

Freeport of Ventspils authority

Country: LV

Latvijas Republikas Satiksmes ministrija

Country: LV

Expected results

The main result is shortened transportation and traveling time and decreased emissions in these three corridors. The sub-results of the project are as follows: 1) improved competitiveness due to the more efficient transport flow, 2) the efficiency is achieved by improved delivery and terminal operations, which results in a shortened time of good delivery to the retailer or client. 3) reduced traveling time 4) improved passenger accessibility to corridors from hinterland with linking to technical solutions

Main activities to achieve the result are:
1) Gathering and analyzing open and available data
2) Improving and creating time efficient transportation solutions
3) Discovering economic benefits by time managing in transport interface
4) Dialoging between different transportation actors

The activities we are presenting will tackle the both programme result indicators. The flow of goods will improve as cargo transportation time will decrease compared to the present situation by finding and eliminating bottlenecks with new ways of technologies such as new applications or sophisticated procedures simultaneously also decreasing the emission levels.

The findings will enhance the cross border flow of goods and people and furthermore simultaneously decrease the overall emission levels of these specific corridors .

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