COMBINE – Strengthening Combined Transport in the Baltic Sea Region

In a combined transport, goods are moved by train, ships or barges, whereas the first and the last mile carried out on the road is as short as possible. Yet, the share of this efficient and more environmentally friendly transport scheme remains low in the Baltic Sea region due to spatial scattered transport and tradition of road transport.

COMBINE project, funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, aims at enhancing the share of combined transport (CT) in the Baltic Sea Region to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. The COMBINE project follows a comprehensive approach to strengthen all parts of the transport chain: main leg, terminal handling and last mile. It contributes to closer cooperation in the policy level, stronger support for combined transport in the Baltic Sea Region and a stronger role of combined transport in the transport system. The COMBINE project is a Flagship of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region under the Policy Area Transport.

The COMBINE project is led by Port of Hamburg Marketing (HHM) and implemented together with 14 partners from Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania,  Poland and Sweden. The project began in January 2019 and will run until June 2021.

The HWWI supports the practice partners with its expertise in data analysis and  economic modelling, thereby providing a profound scientific basis for the project work.


Dr. Jan Wedemeier
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Dr. André Wolf
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