Potential, strategies and concrete measures
GREEN AND MULTIMODAL
in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor
- Dissemination of the results of EGTC projects and activities on the subject of multimodal transport for SMEs
- Creation of an exchange forum for SMEs with the regional transport industry
- Informing SMEs about modal shift potential and technical solutions / innovations as well as related opportunities and risks and developing business models
- Identification of key players and infrastructural facilities with key functions
- Initiation of regional, national and transnational cooperation of potential multimodal partners including SMEs
- Feedback from businesses, especially from SMEs, on existing barriers and necessary incentives; how can the EGTC further support, what possibilities / expectations / demands exist with regard to support from the EU within the framework of the Green Deal
The Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC organized together with its Baden-Württemberg members the regional planning associations Rhine-Neckar, Middle and Southern Upper Rhine, the cities of Lahr, Karlsruhe and Mannheim as well as the IHKs Rhein-Neckar and Southern Upper Rhine the workshop series
“Promotion of multimodal freight transport along the Upper Rhine as a core area of the Rhine-Alpine Corridor”
as part of the project “Green and multimodal in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor”, funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing in the program “Kapi.Tra – Capitalization of transnational Cooperation for SMEs ”.
Measures to increase the share of multimodal transport are key elements in making freight transport sustainable and climate-efficient and thus contributing to the implementation of the goals of the European Green Deal as well as to the environmental and climate balance of companies. Both the EGTC with its members and the Upper Rhine ports support this goal with various activities. Their potential and concrete practical implementation were discussed within the framework of the workshops with companies from the manufacturing industry and the regional logistics industry in order to show perspectives and at the same time to learn from the economy how this support can be made even more efficient with public funds. In addition to the co-organizing regional associations, municipalities and IHKs, 25 representatives from the logistics industry, including logistics associations and representatives of individual companies, took part in the workshops.
The results of the Workshops are compiled in a report which can be downloaded here: