Advanced intermodal freight logistics centers

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<ul><li>1.ADVANCED INTERMODAL FREIGHTLOGISTICS CENTRES MAJORREGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ENGINESDevelopment of multimodal hubs in Europe-2ndPolish-German Interregional Roundtable organisedwithin the Project Rail Baltica Growth CorridorMay/June 2012, d, Poland.</li></ul> <p>2. Motto of the Logistics Business Forum Luxembourg 17 April, 2012Source: Alain Kreck, "Cluster for Logistics" 3. Day before yesterday = uni/inter-modal logistics - no handling freight when changing modes.Yesterday = multimodal logistics - different modes but one operator.Today = co-modal combination of logistics within the supplychain.Tomorrow = combination of logistics within the integratedsupply/final production chain.Day after tomorrow = logistics as interaction tool within theintegrated production/supply chain. 4. In 2010, in Poland transport and warehousing sectors generated 7.4% of GDPand employed 476 thousand workersSource: Ministerstwo Gospodarki, "Polska 2011 - Raport o Stanie Gospodarki", Warszawa 2011.In 2009, the logistics sector in the EU:reached a market share of 880 billion Eurosrepresenting to 14% of the EUs GDP,employing 11,9 million people in 1.2 million companies,which accounts for 9.2% of the entire EU employment rate.Source: Prof. Hans-Christian Pfohl; Konference of the European Logistics Association - 16 February 2012.In Australia the Transport and Logistics industry: employs more than half a million workers,over 165,000 businesses make up the industry,which in 2010-11 was worth more than A$100 billion.Source: Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council Key Findings - Discussion Paper January 2012. 5. Source: Prof. Dieter Rebitzer "The European LogisticsMarket" 2009. 6. Within the EuropeanCore Region, in thecloseneighbourhood ofthe Primary Clustersand LogisticsCentres of Antwerp,Rotterdam andAmsterdam arelocated the logisticscentres ofLuxembourg,Limburg and Liege.For comparison purposes the evaluationof the logistics centres is based on theEUs Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) concept. 7. Location: Landlocked betweenFrance, Belgium and GermanyArea: 2,586 sq. kmPopulation 511,800(estim.2011)Density: 194 per km2GDP (PPP) total: U$ 43.6billionper capita: U$ 80,120 (estim.2011)Major products and services:(% of GDP)- finance (38%), bankinginsurance asset management(6%)- transport logistics (5% -2009)- industry: iron &amp; steel, cars,- rubber, printing (13.6%) 8. Rail networkRail: 274 kmstandardgauge 9. Road networkRoads: 5,227 km(all paved)including 147 kmmotorways 10. The Moselle river at WasserbilligPhoto: Wilkipedia, author Boerkevitz.Water: 47 km of river Moselle 2 ports = 1.6 km of quays 11. Air: international port Findel mainly cargo orientated is an important European freight hub. Cargolux Boeing 747-400F on Luxembourg Findel AirportPhoto: Wilkipedia, author Ex13Luxembourg Findel Airport 12. Location: Landlocked between, Belgium Germany and the Dutch provinces of North Brabant and Gelderland Area: 2,167 sq.km Population 1,122,600 (estim.2011) in cities -Maastricht 118,500 -Venlo100,000 -Sitard Geleen 95,000 -Heerlen90,000 Density: 518 per km2 Spendable income per capita: 31,400 (estim. 2010) Major products and services: Once coal min. &amp; agriculture Now: -chemical industry, health care/life science -agriculture &amp; food process. -logistics incl. VAL/VAS -automotive industry, solar energy, high tech systems.Source: Wilkipedia map 13. Limburg - major road connectionsE-25/A-2Amsterdam-Maastricht toLuxembourg, France Distance to Antwerp: Upand Italyto 110 kilometers (Up to 1E-34/A-67hour)Antwerp/Rotterdam-Eindhoven-VenloDistance to Frankfurt: Upto the Germanto 275 kilometers (Up to 3Rhine-Ruhr areahour)E-31/A-73Rotterdam-Venlo- Distance to Luxembourg:Maastricht toUp to 150 kilometers (UpLuxembourg, France,to1.5 hours)GermanyE-314/A-76 Distance to Rotterdam:Brussels-Sittard-Up to 200 kilometers (UpHeerlen to Germany,to 2 hours)Aachen, Cologne,Frankfurt 14. Limburg is connectedto the European high-speed rail networks ofICE, TGV, Eurostar andThalys.The Maastricht-Brussels Expressbrings traveling timefrom Maastricht toBrussels down to onehour and 20 minutes.Daily cargo railshuttles run betweenRotterdam andAntwerp and hinterlandterminals in Venlo,Born and Maastricht.From here there are railservices to Germany(Duisburg), Italy (Milan)and Eastern-Europe.New rail terminals areto be developed inVenlo and at theChemelot industrialpark in Geleen. 15. Limburgconnectionsby freightportsPhotoWilikpediaThe Meuse at Maastricht Limburg offers extensive inland shipping facilities that improve the hinterland connections of the main European seaports of Rotterdam and Antwerp. The inland terminals in Venlo and Born are positioned as the extended gateway of the deep- sea terminals. Inland barges and rail shuttles with daily connections to Rotterdam, Antwerp and Amsterdam provide a guaranteed and cost effective transport to and from the hinterland. Tri-modal container terminals are located along the river Meuse in Venray, Venlo and Born. Maastricht has the largest European inland port for the transshipment of steel. 16. Due to Limburgs stronginternationally orientedbusiness community, manymajor companies havealready chosen to set upstrategic logisticsoperations in the region.Limburg has a long historyas a transportation centre.The region providessignificant businessadvantages in the form oflower taxes and efficientcustoms clearing processes. Limburg is a good examplethat illustrates how thelogistics industry can adaptto changing world tradepatterns. With its advancedlogistics services, one ofthose Value AddedLogistics, Limburg tries toget a more advantageousposition opposed to otherEuropean regions. 17. - Liege as a Province in Wallonia Belgium; area 3,844 sq.km, population 1,077,000 -Liege as a District within the province; area 770 sq.km, population 609,400 -Liege as the core city of a larger urban area 69,4 sq.km, population 194,700, and -Liege as a "Larger Urban Zone" (LUZ) classified by EU methods and standards.Province Liege within Wallonia Source: Wilkipedia map. 18. District Liege and Core CityCore City Liege is an example how a struggling city uses its resources and utilise its strategiclocation to become a major freight logistics centre in this part of Europe. Co-ordinated and well planned, long reaching and consequent activities determinate this achievement. 19. Strategic location of Liege 20. Rail Using Wallonias extensive rail network, freight to and from Liege can easily reach every major production and consumer centre in Europe and getaway ports of Antwerp, Rotterdam, Zeebrugge and Amsterdam. 21. Rail Fast train connections with Brussels, Antwerp, Namur Charleroi, Luxembourg, Maastricht, London, Paris, Lyon, Aachen, Cologne and Frankfurt. High speed rail is used by Carex Liege for transporting express cargo. 22. RoadsLiege is situated on a junction of 6 major roads of national and international importance. Liges crossroads "ring" has 6 branches in clockwise order:the E25 to the south, towards Luxembourg and into France via Metz, Nancy, Lyonthe E42 to the west, to Wallonia via Mons/Bergen before entering France via Valenciennes, Paristhe E40 to the west, to the Belgian coast via Brusselsthe E313 to Antwerp and to the coastal cities of the Netherlandsthe E25 to the north, to Maastricht and the rest of the Netherlands beyondthe E40 to the east, entering Germany via Aachen, with a splits heading to Trier. 23. Water The port of Ligeencompasses 31 portareas on the Meuseand the Albert Canalwith a surface area of370 hectares, of which269 are in use. Forcontainer handling themost important is theLige Trilogiport onthe Albert Canal atHermalle-sous-Argenteau, the onlytrimodal terminal inWallonia, between thedeep sea ports ofAntwerp, Rotterdamand Zeebrugge and thehinterland of Belgium,Northern France andGermany. Connection with European waterways through river Meuse and Albert Canal. Lieges Trilogiport Container Terminal is a back - up facility for Antwerp, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. 24. Air Liege Bierset Airport is mainly cargo orientated. It is centrally located in the heart of the golden triangle between Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt. The cargo flight to and from Liege are able to reach a potential market of nearly 400 mil. consumers. It is open 7 days a week, round the clock. Its TNTs European Express Center. TNT serves from here 63 European and 12 intercontinental destinations. 25. For the provided examples the common links are: - the collapse of the traditional industries with its overall negative impact, and - in their place the creation of modern regional freight logistics centresThose centers are the result of cooperative efforts of the authorities, business, science and society in utilising and modernising an efficient transport network on a multi and co-modal platform. The integrated part of the success stories are the special local enterprises created with the aim to organise, promote and further develop those centers. It would be our great satisfaction if the authorities of the City and theProvince of Lodz will have the determination to follow the examples ofLuxembourg, the Province of Limburg and the LUZ of Liege, thus the LUZ of Lodz is comparable to them in location, area and population. 26. Dorota KaszaskaSubstantive consultations:George Wachsberger </p>

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