General information about the project

Amber Coast Logistics - Connecting remote areas

Amber Coast Logistics - Connecting remote areas

The service potential of the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region is of high value for the transport and logistics sector. However, this potential is often hidden, just like amber. With the EU-project Amber Coast Logistics it shall be brought into the light of day.

The transport streams in the Amber Coast region with its natural hinterland, the Baltic States, Northwest Russia, Belarus and the Northern Ukraine have increased substantially in the past years. The number of logistics centres along the eastern and southern coast of the Baltic Sea is rising constantly. They form the basis for a supply chain that allows logistics players to better balance flows of goods and adapt more quickly to market developments.

Nevertheless, the transport and logistics infrastructure in this region is still not adequately developed. Remote areas are often very difficult to reach. The logistics players are not networked together. Due to this drawback, the service potential of the region is not being exploited.

Goals of Amber Coast Logistics

The uppermost goal of Amber Coast Logistics is to support the development of multimodal logistics centres in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region and thereby improve the accessibility of remote areas.

Moreover the ACL partnership strives to

  • support cargo transport connections between the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region and Central Europe.
  • bring players in the transport and logistics sectors together to facilitate knowledge transfer and mutual understanding.
  • establish a transnational network of logistics service providers.

Therefore the project partners work together on three work packages. Beyond that, conferences, workshops, employee exchange programs as well as forums shall help to reach these milestones.

With Amber Coast Logistics

  • customers of the transport and logistics sector will be offered better services.
  • companies will profit from strong partnerships.
  • the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region will be characterized by improved accessibility.

Funded by the European Union

Amber Coast Logistics is funded by the European Union's Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 and the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI). The duration of the project is October 2011 until March 2014.

The European Union's Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 promotes regional development through transnational cooperation. Eleven countries around the Baltic Sea work together to make the Baltic Sea region an attractive place to invest, work and live in.

The Programme co-finances projects in fields of “Fostering innovations”, “Internal and external accessibility”, “Baltic Sea as a common resource”, “Attractive and competitive cities and regions

Participating countries are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Belarus, Norway and Russia.

Reference to the source: http://www.ambercoastlogistics.eu/node/2