Work Packages

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. Three different work packages within ACL examine the status quo, develop strategies and concepts and deliver tailor made solutions.

Work Package 3: Analysing flow of goods and institutional / legal aspects

Work package 3 “Flow of goods and institutional/legal aspects especially relevant for low accessibility areas” is led by FDT – Association of Danish Transport & Logistics Centres.
The overall aim of WP 3 is to determine strategies for improving internal and external accessibility in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region. These strategies shall on the one hand help to improve the efficiency of logistics services in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region. On the other hand they shall enable seamless transport solutions between countries of the Baltic Sea region and their neighbours Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and possibly other Central Asian countries.

Examples of activities in work package 3

  • Analysing the effect of EU regulations on transport organizations and flows.
    The work package leaders keep up-to-date with the latest EU regulations and transfer their findings to project partners thus ensuring that the latest policies are taken into consideration during project work.
  • Defining transit potentials by BY-RU-KZ-UA Trade Union.

    Within this activity project partners define potentials to further integrate the countries Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine into trade relations with the EU by analysing the current flow of goods, developing forecasts and strategies. An overview of laws governing the international trucking in Belarus is of special relevance.

  • Examining various aspects of accessibility.

    Project partners study various aspects of accessibility seen from five different perspectives: physical, political, commercial, technological and organizational. Five research papers describe how these dimensions influence the seamless transport of goods in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region.

  • Analyzing the potential improvements of accessibility along different ACL corridors.

    Case studies focus on the following corridors and zones: Ventspils – Riga – and onwards to Russia, Riga – Minsk – and onwards to Russia and Ukraine, Ventspils – Vilnius – Minsk – and onwards to Russia and Ukraine, Klaipeda – Vilnius – Minsk – and onwards to Russia and Ukraine, Elblag – Warsaw – Minsk – and onwards to Russia and Ukraine.

Work Package 4: Transport concepts - sustainable, sufficient and multi-modal

Work package 4 “Sustainable and efficient transport concepts and multimodal transport chains” is led by the Port of Hamburg Marketing.
The aim of this work package is to develop sustainable multimodal transport concepts for the logistics sector in the EU, Belarus and beyond. A transnational approach is hereby of special relevance since region-wide multimodality of transport is currently hindered by various obstacles. Besides the project partners consider the special requirements of areas with low accessibility.

Examples of activities in work package 4

  • Analysing effects on port hinterland structures in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region: macro-economic development and multimodal transport market prospects.

    Project partners analyse the economic growth potential of the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region until 2020/25 and its impact on multimodal transport chains.

  • Developing sustainable operational concepts of multimodal transport chains.

    With this activity ACL wants to increase the awareness of innovative multimodal transport operations and point out the positive impacts they have on a sustainable transport. One of these effects might be the modal shift from road to rail and from road to sea.

  • Examining the operational challenges of multimodal transport chains at port interfaces against the background of their hinterland development.

    Project partners compose transnational strategies for the improvement of the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region ports’ hinterland accessibility.

  • Launching of a “Multimodal Transport Action Programme” for the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region.

    With this activity ACL wants to promote new and innovative multimodality transport chains as well as increase the efficiency and capacity utilization of existing ones. Furthermore ACL stresses the need of a coordinated action plan that strengthens multimodal transport chains.

Work Package 5: Regional Logistics Integration for areas with low accessibility

Work package 5 is led by the School of Business and Management of Technology of BSU and the Scientific and Technological Park BNTU “Polytechnic”.
Work package 5 consolidates the analysis and results of work packages 3 and 4 and therefore forms the main part of Amber Coast Logistics. The overall aim of this work package is to develop tailor made solutions to connect areas with low accessibility with international cargo flows, thereby using logistics centres, freight villages and amber coast ports. The activities within WP 5 focus more on practical business oriented questions rather than on general macroeconomic aspects of logistics services in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region.

Examples of activities in WP 5:

  • Applying ACL findings on partner cases.

    The aim of this activity is to apply results gathered in WP 3 and 4 on specific cases in the ACL partnership.

  • Integrating the business sectors view: managing towards increased accessibility.

    Within this activity project partners strive to give the business sector an understanding of the ACL findings and also to get feedback on these results.

  • Integrating transport border EDI (electronic data interchange) packages.

    With this activity project partners aim to improve border crossing procedures of multimodal freight transport connections by utilizing EDI solutions. Therefore they will prepare, produce, implement and supervise a computer data exchange application.

  • Promoting local logistics solutions to enhance the accessibility of remote areas.

    Project partners participating in this activity try to find a way to promote logistics solutions in the southern and eastern Baltic Sea region in order to improve the integration of areas with low accessibility.