The COMBINE partners SGKV and UIRR finished the COMBINE output 2.1 “Overview of the Combined transport market in the BSR”, which describes the Combined Transport market in the Baltic the Sea Region, giving a better understanding of the Combined Transport chain itself, the players involved in it as well as the loading units and innovative handling technologies used for handling cargo.
The main part of this report is an analysis of the cargo flows within the BSR and beyond, which demonstrates that a significant road traffic exists with the BSR countries but also externally with other European countries. It proves that Combined Transport could play an essential role in the greening of transport, as expected at European level with the newly adopted Green Deal but also at national level with the publication of national plans on logistics and transportation.
The analysis is based on the publicly available data provided by Eurostat as well as information provided by the industry associations (UIC / UIRR). ”Cargo Flows in the BSR” title on top of the COMBINE website takes you to the interactive visualisation of transported goods, which was prepared by Dr. Paul Hebes. The dashboard presents interactively Eurostat data on goods flows in the Baltic Sea Region. You have several options available to generate a view that answers your questions. In general, the dashboard allows you to go from overview to detail quickly and easily. First decide whether you are interested in exports from the BSR or imports into the BSR. Second you also have the option of leaving all means of transport as they are or selecting one or more. Then you can select individual countries of interest. The map that appears shows the relations between the countries. Option 5 allows you to display further statistics. A click on an O-D relation in the lower map causes the graphics shown under option 5 to show only values for this relation. In the filter menu you can also determine the displayed year for the maps and other graphs as well as make desired selections. The colour intensity and line widths in the dashboard graphics show the ratios of the transported goods quantities. Explore the cargo flows with the visualisation tool here!