Newsletter 2

Dear Readers,

In times of perceptible uncertainty in the European economy the Baltic Sea Region stays comparably stable. This is good news and encourages us that we are dealing with the right topics in AMBER COAST LOGISTICS as we are aiming to contribute to an even more competitive region. In the past months, we have been working very intensively on transport related research – find out more on that in the featured articles. In addition, we did present the project at important events such as the Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference in Oslo or the Transport & Logistics Conference in Minsk. Last but not least, ACL is now active in the new Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster, too. So you see, we surely tried to seize the day.

I wish you a pleasant reading and a successful end of the year.


Sebastian Doderer,
ACL Project Leader

ACL - News
Amber Coast Logistics – Making Belarus more attractive for foreign carriers

Recently the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Mikhail Uladzimiravich Myasnikovich, signed a document confirming the participation of Belarus in the European Union’s Baltic Sea Region Program and within this the partaking of Belarusian institutes and companies in ACL. In an interview, Dr. Anatoly Molokovitch, Head of Logistic Department at the School of Business and Management of Technologies of Belarusian State University, explains the motivation of his country for the participation in ACL: ''It is necessary to design an effective scheme that positions logistics centres strategically. It should give detailed information on required services of each of the centres according to the needs of the business sector. Also cooperation with the key players of the logistics market from western countries as well as with our partners in the Common Economic Space and the Ukraine should be considered. Only a holistic examination of problems will lead to sustainable and efficient operation of the logistics sector of Belarus.''

Read more about the interview with Dr. Molokovitch, Head of Logistics Department at the School of Business and Management of Technologies of Belarusian State University

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SAVE-THE-DATE: Mid-term ACL conference in Copenhagen, Denmark

On April 23rd 2013, the ACL mid-term conference will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The main aim of the conference is to present achieved results and perspectives of the Amber Coast Logistics project to an external audience. The full program will be available by the end of January 2013 on the ACL website

ACL project partners met in Warsaw

Партнеры проекта ACL встретились в Варшаве

Almost all ACL’s project partners met in Warsaw on 7-9 November for their third Steering Committee Meeting. The meeting was organized by Case Belarus, a non-government, non-profit think tank which was established in 2007. For three days the transport and logistics experts discussed their intermediate results as well as next steps and upcoming studies. All partners made good progress in the last months of cooperation.

Read more about the ACL meeting in Warsaw

Opening of ACL-office in Klaipeda

Открытие офиса ACL в Клайпеде

On 23rd October ACL project partner Port of Sassnitz opened an ACL-office in Klaipeda. Its purpose is to facilitate the development of multimodal transport chains between the Eastern Baltic Sea region and Central Europe. The Port of Sassitz is the German Baltic Sea port with the shortest distance to Scandinavia, Finland, Russia and the Baltic States. The new office serves as a networking-platform for existing ferry operators, Lithuanian and Belarusian state railway companies as well as rail forwarders transporting goods in the East West Transport Corridor.

Read more about the new ACL office in Klaipeda

ACL introduced to Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus

Проект ACL представлен Министру транспорта и коммуникаций Беларуси

In October ACL participated at the 6th International Transport-Logistics Forum in Minsk, Belarus in order to inform about the project and to study the problems and prospects of the development of the logistics sector in Belarus. The ACL project was introduced to high-ranking politicians and representatives of the transport and logistics branch, among them the Minister of Transport and Communication of Belarus, Anatoly Sivak. The current issues of the logistics system in Belarus are very closely connected with the aims and objectives of Amber Coast Logistics.

Read more about the Logistics Forum in Minsk, Belarus


Partnership of expertise and experience

The project’s partnership represents the concrete theme of Amber Coast Logistics. 19 partners from Belarus, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland form the project transport and logistics players, ports, authorities as well as associations and research institutions.

In every newsletter four partners of ACL are presented, today to be continues with:

1) Association of Danish Transport and Logistics Centers

FDT - Association of Danish Transport and Logistic Centers is a public non-profit organisation approved by the Danish Ministry of Transport. The organization comprises eight Transport and Logistics Centres located in Denmark.

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2) Elblag Sea Port Authority

Elblag Sea Port Authority (ESPA) represents one of the transit ports at the Amber Coast. Being a small new member state EU port with great history, it adds the strength of a survivor of difficult business times and special know-how in inland waterway transportation (IWT) and port development to ACL.

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3) Scientific and Techonological Park Polytechnic

The aim of the research institute Scientific and Technological Park Polytechnic is to create favorable conditions for business development in scientific and technical sphere. The institue is responsible for the research of the status quo and potential of logistics in Belarus and the Baltic Sea States.

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4) Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre

Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre (KSRC) is a nonprofit public entity that works mainly in the maritime sector. KSRC has experience in INTEREG projects and is an active partner mainly in work package three

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Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster(РБМ)

Since September ACL is participating in the Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster. The cluster is composed of different partners representing three BSR countries: Finland, Germany and Sweden. The main outputs of the Transport Cluster are summarized under four themes: Corridor investments, Smart logistics and governance, Clean shipping, Business solutions for green transport.

Read more about the Baltic Sea Region Transport Cluster.

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ACL ist part-financed by:

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 find joint solutions to common problems.

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