The Final Conference of the Baltic Loop project was a celebration of two years of intensive work as well as an opportunity to present valuable research data and conclusions to industry players about three new transportation corridors in the territory of Central Baltic Sea region. The Baltic Loop partnership chose an ambitious goal at the time of writing the project application, arguing that it was necessary to discover the potential of the West-East direction in the context of freight and passenger transport.

In a couple of years, together with stakeholders at different levels, we have not only managed to pinpoint the current circumstances and problem situations but also worked with stakeholders, as well as industry experts and researchers, to make recommendations on how to solve the problems to reduce travelling time and CO2 emissions.

If you missed our conference, but are interested in what was discussed at it, we invite you to review the presentations. The video of the conference is still available on the Baltic loop Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/projectBALTICLOOP/.

VIDEO RECORDING

PRESENTATIONS

12.30-13.00

Welcoming speech. Baltic Loop in a nutshell.

Jari Hietaranta, Lead partner of the project, TUAS, Finland

Presentation available HERE
13.15-14.00 IMPORTANCE OF THE BALTIC LOOP CORRIDOR
Potential development solutions in metropolitan areas
Rūdolfs Cimdiņš, Riga Planning Region, Latvia
Presentation available HERE
Potential development solutions in rural border region for efficient passenger flows
Andžejs Stepančuks, Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia
Presentation available HERE

People and freight moving – examples from Estonia
Ms Margarita Golovko, Head of European Territorial Cooperation Unit, Estonian Ministry of Finance, Estonia

Kaarel Kose, Union of Harju County Municipalities, Estonia

Presentation available HERE
14.00-14.30 FUTURE PORT SCENARIOS
Future port scenarios
Irina Wahlström, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Presentation available HERE
Potential of small ports in Latvia
Jānis Megnis, Riga Planning Region, Latvia
Presentation available HERE
Potential of Ventspils Freeport in the Belarus-Latvia-Sweden transit corridor
Aleksandra Serebrjakova, Ventspils High technology park, Latvia
Presentation available HERE
Short break
14.40-15.30 BOTTLENECKS AND SOLUTIONS IN BALTIC LOOP CORRIDORS

Challenges of increased freight flows in Central Baltic

Ahmed Alaeddine, Region Örebro, Sweden

Presentation available HERE
GIS visualisation and animation of bottlenecks and emissions in Northern Corridor
Patrick Yliluoto and Jaani Kekäläinen, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Presentation available HERE
Logistics terminal development
Lauri Poikela, Noccela Ltd., Finland
15.30-15.50 WRAP-UP KEYNOTE: TRANSPORT CORRIDORS AS A DRIVER OF COMPETITION
Ms Marjo Uotila, Director of Strategic Alliances, Northern Growth Zone, Finland Presentation available HERE
15.50-16.00 FINAL HIGHLIGHTS AND CLOSING