A new web portal and a Green Corridor Development Plan will contribute to make transport within Europe more sustainable. The portal and plan are the results of the TEN-T EU project “SWIFTLY Green”, which was completed at the end of 2015. The aim has been to make it easier for transport companies and decision-makers to choose measures that reduce emissions of greenhouse gases without raising transport costs. The project was led by CLOSER at Lindholmen Science Park.
With the current agreement at the COP21 in Paris, we are happy to see that the final results from SWIFTLY Green have the right timing. SWIFTLY Green has the mission to support “greening” development of logistics and transport in the TEN‐T network and can now present concrete measures, eg. for the reduction of GHG-emissions.
In the Swiftly Green project additional knowledge supporting the greening
of TEN-T Core Network Corridors are added by the implementation of
Best Practice Cases. One of these is the investigation of green innovations
applied at the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT).
The Green Corridor Development Plan shall provide input to the European
Commission, Corridor Coordinators, the Member States as well as public
authorities and infrastructure managers in order to foster and sway the
greening potential on transport.
One of the results from the Swiftly Green project is a site that can generate
data for decision makers towards greening of transport. This Green
Corridor Portal includes a toolbox of useful web based tools to
support corridor stakeholders to become greener in their
operations, without increasing the cost for transport.
The overall aim of SWIFTLY Green is to develop a toolbox for greening of transport. The 6th of May, a European Corridor Conference was arranged in Malmö, Sweden, where we
had the opportunity to present the first version of the toolbox to a wider audience. Among
the participants were stakeholders from all over Europe and also the Scan-Med Corridor
coordinator Mr. Pat Cox.
...responsible for the toolbox portal in the Swiftly Green project. The main goal for the project is to develop a toolbox. What´s the purpose of this?
Overall we see major challenges in Europe to ensure sufficient capacity and reliability in the freight transport system since transport demands increase and infrastructure is scarce. In addition, climate and environmental concern increases which requires new solutions.
The new Best Practice Guide – Greening of Port Operations by the SWIFTLY Green project, highlights concrete state-of-the-art examples of European ports and is sharing experiences on environmental matters.
The aim of Swiftly Green is to support the implementation of the TEN-T network by providing good examples and recommendations for greening of transport. But first, we need to know the meaning of greening, what does it stand for?
In November the final structure for the Swiftly Green Toolbox was decided. The project is now in the second developing phase of the toolbox and the main focus is on adding content and to securing the output given by the use of the toolbox.