The European Union wants to improve the core network of transport in Europe and thereby enhance the use of sustainable technologies. Large grants are available within TEN-T (Trans-European Network Transport). Logistic companies see opportunities, regions and communities want cross-border solutions for bottlenecks. Especially promising in this context is the freight corridor from the Eastern Netherlands towards Hanover, Berlin and Poland. I was involved in several activities for setting up this East-West Corridor:
In the meantime the name has been changed into “North Sea-Baltic Core Network Corridor” and a cross-border agenda is being set up. In due course this East-West Corridor will connect Amsterdam and Rotterdam in a better way with cities such as Berlin, Warsaw and Helsinki through innovative modes of transport while taking into account the interests of society.