Future Transport of Goods
Scenarios for Europe's Future Transport of Goods in the Baltic Region
This article addresses the traffic system and transport infrastructure in Europe in light of its further integration and expansion to the East. The author maintains that the traffic in Western Europe is north-south oriented and that the infrastructure for handling the future transport of goods between East and West is inadequate. The solution is a flexible traffic plan in the Baltics that can create a certain basis for new production and intra-trade by turning the region into a freight corridor for a part of the east-westbound transport of goods. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the future transport system will be environmentally and economically sustainable. This can best be achieved by integrating ship, rail, and road transport - according to the author, a prerequisite for solving future traffic problems.
© 2005 Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies (CIFS)
Kaare Stamer Andreasen, Soeren Jensen, Uffe Palludan