Green STRING Transport Corridor

The project contributes to fulfilling: Promote sustainable economic growth

Sub programme: Öresund

Lead Partner: Region Sjælland

Partners: Region Skåne, Region Hovedstaden, Helsingborg Stad, Lund Kommun, Malmö Stad, Københavns Kommune, Køge Kommune, Lund Universitet, Roskilde Universitet - Inst. for Kommunikation, Virksomhed og Informationsteknologier, Roskilde Universitet - Inst. for Miljø, Samfund og Rumlig Forandring, Trafikverket

Project Period: 1. dec 2011 - 30. nov 2014

Total Budget: 2 787 447 EUR

EU Grant: 1 393 723 EUR

Project Coordinator: Leif Gjesing Hansen


Phone: +45 5787 5758

The purpose of this project is to establish a green transport corridor through the Öresund Region to Hamburg for international goods- and person transports that will minimize utilization of energy and CO2 emissions per traveller and per tonnes goods and at the same time optimize accessibility and mobility. The project will identify the demands and conditions such a transport corridor will put on authorities and companies in the Öresund Region and furthermore map the potentials for increased cooperation internally in the region, and with partners in Germany. The goal of the project is to prepare businesses and decision makers for the specific conditions and opportunities relating to development of innovative and environmentally friendly transport and logistics solutions.

The Öresund Region is situated in the northern part of Europe and thus there is a political attention for improving the accessibility to the European Continent. The upcoming fixed link across the Femern Belt will remove an important “missing link” in a cohesive transport and development corridor between the Öresund Region and Hamburg.

The potentials and the barriers for increased cooperation, synergy, growth, and innovation will be compiled in an action plan with suggestions for start up of new initiatives and actions for businesses, municipalities, regions and knowledge institutions. The project will furthermore take the first steps towards realising some of the identified initiatives. This will take place through facilitation of matchmaking among companies, authorities and knowledge institutions and through the running of the project in order to establish strong project consortia which will work with realising these initiatives. Furthermore special emphasis on creating strong networks in sectors with potential for growth and cooperation will be prioritised.

The project has two overall goals. The first goal is to identify the sectors and companies which will have special growth opportunities through the establishment of a green transport corridor between Öresund and Hamburg. This will be of special interest to logistics and goods transportation.  The target groups are business organisations, selected sector organisations and public business offices in charge of initiatives for development of framework conditions regarding business development in the Öresund Region.

Another goal is to identify the physical, organisational and legal barriers limiting the full capitalisation of the value available for the business community in the Öresund Region with the establishment of the Femern Belt link. Through these goals an action plan will be developed with cross-border initiatives for the involved parties of the project and public authorities. This especially applies to the opportunity for Swedish and German parties to contribute to the strengthening of Copenhagen Airport’s intercontinental traffic routes.

A final outcome of the project will be to establish cross-border cooperation in the STRING region for logistics and transport companies called STRING Logistics Platform. It is intended that this platform will already be established during the Green STRING Corridor project and thus be continued as a natural meeting facility for the logistics’ companies in the region backed by public authorities and knowledge institution in a triple-helix constellation. Business organisations etc. will be able to use the results and initiatives of the platform to market special areas of interest of the region and will furthermore boost to the business community of the STRING region.

Project Coordinator

Leif Gjesing Hansen

+45 5787 5758