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EWTC ASSOCIATION AS AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENT FOR INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION. Dr. Algirdas Šakalys, Adviser to Prime Minister of Lithuania, President of the EWTC Association. 31th May , 2012. ASIA – EUROPE TRADE FLOW S - 552 BILLION EUR . Source : EWTCII project, 2012.

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ewtc association as an innovative instrument for interregional cooperation

EWTC ASSOCIATION AS AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENT FOR INTERREGIONAL COOPERATION

Dr. Algirdas Šakalys,

Adviser to Prime Minister of Lithuania, President of the EWTC Association

31th May, 2012

asia europe trade flow s 552 billion eur
ASIA – EUROPE TRADE FLOWS - 552 BILLION EUR

Source : EWTCII project, 2012

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

the 552 question how to realize and to develope the bsr transport potential needed actions
THE 552+ QUESTION: HOW TO REALIZE AND TO DEVELOPE THE BSR TRANSPORT POTENTIAL?NEEDED ACTIONS

–Infrastructure & technology

  • Improved infrastructure
  • Improved logistics services
  • Information services

–Cross-border cooperation

  • Harmonization
  • E.g. regulations, border crossings

–Interlinks between hubs

  • Joint business

– New instruments of cooperation among stakeholders

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

coordinative planning hubs and development in the southern bsr region
COORDINATIVEPLANNING HUBS AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTHERN BSR REGION
  • Esbjerg
  • Taulov-Fredericia
  • Köpenhamn/Malmö
  • Karlshamn
  • Karlskrona
  • Klaipeda
  • Vilnius
  • Kaunas
  • Kaliningrad
  • Sassnitz

Source: EWTC, 2007

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtca an innovative instrument for the interregional co operation
EWTCA – AN INNOVATIVE INSTRUMENT FOR THE INTERREGIONAL CO-OPERATION

The East-West Transport Corridor Association (EWTCA) was established on the 29th June 2010 at the constitutive conference in Vilnius which attracted almost 100 participants from 14 countries: Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Belarus, China and Lithuania. During the conference the significant result was obtained: the agreement on the establishment of the EWTC Association was signed by the representatives of 26 business, academic and administrative bodies from Lithuania, China, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Sweden, France, Denmark and Germany.

The general mission of EWTC Association is to become a platform for interregional cooperation: promoting innovations, new technologies, business models, transportation management systems, market analysis of new logistics schemes, and development of business plans.

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

the main functions of ewtca
THE MAIN FUNCTIONS OF EWTCA
  • to strengthen the co-operation between transportation, logistics companies, intermodal terminal operators, shippers and consignees, national, regional and domestic authorities, science and research institutions along the EWTC;
  • to develop the links and services between the EWTC and different Europe-Asia regions;
  • to initiate the simplification of procedures and documentation;
  • to initiate of removing of bottlenecks in the development of infrastructure and operations;
  • to initiate and promote implementation of common KPI’s and services standards along EWTC (with focus on green transport);
  • to promote co-operation between private and public sectors;
  • to disseminate best practices and modern logistics solutions;
  • to support IT networks development among EWTC partners;
  • to represent the associated EWTC partners in the European Commission and international transportation organizations, as well as in national and regional authority institutions.

EWTCA consists of 7 business associations, 16 companies, 5 public administrative institutions, 2 universities. Altogether – approx. 2000 companies and institutions from 12 countries (Belarus, Denmark, Kazakhstan, China, Lithuania, Mongolia, France, Belgium (EIA), Russia, Ukraine, Sweden and Germany).

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

members of ewtca 1
MEMBERS OF EWTCA (1)

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

members of ewtca 2
MEMBERS OF EWTCA (2)

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

partners of international east west transport corridor
PARTNERS OF INTERNATIONAL EAST-WEST TRANSPORT CORRIDOR

Source: VGTU,CCITL 2011

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

trends of activities of the ewtca
TRENDS OF ACTIVITIES OF THE EWTCA
  • Introduction and promotion of EWTCA in international Forums and events;
  • Research activities;
  • EWTCA as a facilitator and catalyst of the interregional projects.

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

introduction and promotion of ewtca in international forums and events 1
Introduction and promotion of EWTCA in international Forums and events (1)
  • EWTCA presented at EXPO 2010 (the valuable dialogues with China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA) and China Communications & Transport Association - (CCTA)).
  • Business seminars in Klaipeda and Karlshamn, Sweden (8-9th November 2010)
  • 12-13th November 2010 EWTCA was presented at an international conference in Fort Lauderdale (USA).

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

introduction and promotion of ewtca in international forums and events 2
Introduction and promotion of EWTCA in international Forums and events (2)
  • Forum in Odessa, 27-28th May, 2011 . EWTC Association Forum “Role of the transport corridor East - West in extension of economical cooperation between regions of Southern Baltics and Black Sea“.
  • Potsdam (Germany) – June 20th, 2011. LNBB|Logicstics conference 2011: "Berlin-Brandenburg as a hub for East-West-transportation.
  • Brussels (Belgium) – June 22nd , 2011. High level Round table discussion at EIA.
  • Prague (Czech Republic) – September 14-15th , 2011. 19th OSCE Economical and Environmental Forum.
  • Szczecin (Poland) – September 22-23rd, 2011 International conference “Green Corridors – Multimodal Sustainable Transport” System” .
  • Minks (Belarus) – October 5th, 2011 - Lithuanian– Belarus Forum for Transportation and Logistics .

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

introduction and promotion of ewtca in international forums and events 3
Introduction and promotion of EWTCA in international Forums and events (3)

February 21st 2012, Brussels, EU Eastern partnership transport panel. EWTCA- an innovative instrument for implementation of EU Eastern Partnership policy in the transport sector. Presentation by President of EWTCA.

28-29 February 2012 Geneva (Switzerland) UN/ECE 74th session of the Inland Transport Committee

14-17th March 2012 Ulaan Bator (Mongolia), EWTCA presented „To develop a Project of new routing „West Europe-Mongolia-China via Lithuania and Scandinavian countries“ at Mongolian Vector 10th year anniversary.

28th March 2012 Istanbul (Turkey), conference "VIKING". Intermodal Solutions, Development and Prospects“

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtca secretariat is involved in research projects
EWTCA SECRETARIAT IS INVOLVED IN RESEARCH PROJECTS  
  • BESTFACT (EC FP7)

The main task is to execute scientific and apply research works in sphere of intermodal transport and logistics development and to promote and assist in co-operation between intermodal transport hubs and logistics centres both at national and transnational level.

The objective of BESTFACT is to develop, disseminate and enhance the utilisation of best practices and innovations in freight logistics that contribute to meeting European transport policy objectives with regard to competitiveness and environmental impact.

The BESTFACT consortium includes 18 partners made up of European research institutes, universities, international associations and industry partners.

EWTCA Secretariat will have ability to disseminate European good practice (on development of intermodality) to Eastern Neighborhoud countries.

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtca secretariat is involved in research projects1
EWTCA SECRETARIAT IS INVOLVED IN RESEARCH PROJECTS  
  • EMAR (EC FP7)

The objective of e-Maritime is to make maritime transport safer, more secure, more environmentally friendly and more competitive. For this, e-Maritime must ameliorate complexities that hinder networking of different stakeholders, help to increase automation of operational processes particularly compliance management and facilitate the streaming of synthesised information from disparate sources to assist decision making.

Process model of eMar

EMar project will assist simplifying and spreading up data exchange among port community, as well as – hinterland, and will support KIPIS project which is being developed by Klaipėda seaport Authority

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtca as a facilitator and catalyst of the interregional projects shuttle train viking
EWTCA AS A FACILITATOR AND CATALYST OF THE INTERREGIONAL PROJECTSSHUTTLE TRAIN “VIKING“
  • Functioning from 2003
  • 6 times per week;
  • 52 hours;
  • 1 700 km;
  • In 2011 carried 56 hous. TEU, or increased 33,97 percent compared to 2010.
  • In 2011 Georgia and Moldavia joined Viking.
  • Intermodal Award for best-practices 2009.

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

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EWTCA AS A FACILITATOR AND CATALYST OF THE INTERREGIONAL PROJECTSSHUTTLE TRAIN “SUN“

Source: Lithuanian Railways

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtc association action plan 2012
EWTC ASSOCIATION ACTION PLAN 2012

TO ESTABLISH THEMATIC EWTCA WORKING GROUPS

The groups should:

- identify main problems and bottlenecks in functioning of the EWTC

- propose measures to avoid and prevent obstacles in functioning of the EWTC

- propose actual measures into agenda of the EWTCA activities

  • Working groups on freight operations along the EWTC
  • Working groups on customs, regulatory and administrative procedures along the EWTC
  • Working group on research and development along the EWTC
  • Working group on passengers transportation - ???

TO DEEPEN COOPERATION BETWEEN EWTCA MEMBERS, STAKEHOLDERS ALONG THE EWTC

  • EWTCA Forum in China 5th June 2012
  • EWTCA Forum in Germany 25-26th October 2012
  • Quarterly EWTCA newsletter
  • To facilitate coordination and information exchange between partners, broadening usage
  • of EWTCA web portal by EWTCA members Regularly
  • To organize Council meetings Twice per year

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

ewtc association action plan 20121
EWTC ASSOCIATION ACTION PLAN 2012

TO PROMOTE EWTC AND EWTC ASSOCIATION

  • To present EWTCA to members of the European Parliament (in cooperation with EIA) October 2012
  • To prolong cooperation with EWTCA in the EC Eastern Partnership Transport Panel

TO EXPAND EWTCA THROUGH ATTRACTING STAKEHOLDERS FROM NEW COUNTRIES

  • Countries of TRACECA network
  • Turkey

TO DEEPEN EWTCA RELATIONS WITH SHIPPERS

  • Through EWTCA members in EWTC countries to collaborate with chambers of commerce,
  • industrial federations and individual companies.

TO INCREASE FINANCING OF EWTCA ACTIVITIES

  • To prepare the application for EU funding

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys

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Thank you for your attention!

Dr.Algirdas Šakalys