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Trans-European Transport Corridor No 1

Trans-European Transport Corridor No 1

 

Drawn upon Transport Infrastructure Needs Assessment (TINA), the EU binding strategy provides for the Port of Gdansk to be one of the key links of the Trans-European Transport Corridor No 1.

Overlapping, to a great extent, the course of the ancient Amber Route, the corridor is, on the one hand, the evidence of the historical role that the Port of Gdansk has played up to the present time in Europe's transportation system, and, on the other hand, a consequence of the recent forecasts concerning the future transportation development trends.

Owing to its geographical and market-related location the Port of Gdansk is well-suited for playing the role of a distribution centre oriented towards the Baltic Sea Region, as well as the Central and Eastern European states. At the same time, it comprises a vital link in a transportation chain providing a connection between the Nordic States and the South European States, in particular those in the Adriatic and the Black Sea regions.

The trends that can be observed on the European transportation market such as a rapid increase in transportation of freight units (containers), expansion of the ro-ro transport, the necessity to develop combined transportation systems and short sea shipping, as well as a constantly growing traffic congestion on the European roads that calls for the implementation of the idea called "from road to sea" - naturally affect the development of transport corridors.

Due to its statutory and legal scope of business activity, the Port of Gdansk Authority SA is directly involved in providing suitable conditions in terms of infrastructure in the area under its management. With a view to the development of Corridor 1 new shipping services operating in the Baltic Sea Region have been launched. The major significance, however, lies with the investment plans accompanied by the infrastructure development providing the port with a direct connection to its hinterland. The planned investment projects aim at the best possible level of cohesion between the Port of Gdansk on the one hand and the infrastructure of Corridor 1 and the entire EU transportation network on the other hand.



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