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Lead partner


  • Port of Hamburg Marketing Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    HHM is the lead partner of the COMBINE consortium and involved in most work packages and activities.

Project partners


  • Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa is the Work package leader of WP4 "Capacity building for sustainable last mile transport" as well as Group of activities leader in GoA 4.2. “Test-field development for platooning on Helsinki-Tampere highway” and GoA 5.3. “Dialogue with national politicians and European Commission”. Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for Pirkanmaa is also responsible for COMBINE’s communication and has nominated a COMBINE Communication Manager, who communicates the project’s aims and outcomes.

  • City of Bydgoszcz Read more

    Role in COMBINE:  Group of Activities 4.4. ”Last-mile concept for the multimodal platform Bydgoszcz-Solec Kujawski” is led by the City of Bydgoszcz, which plans to build a multimodal platform in the area. In COMBINE, the City of Bydgoszcz will investigate innovative last-mile concepts.


  • CLOSER Read more

    Role in COMBINE: Lindholmen Science Park is in collaboration with Univerity of Gdansk leader of work package 3 which aim is to support more efficient terminal operations.

  • HWWI Read more

    Role in COMBINE: 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.

  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    The main aim of the KPV participation in the project COMBINE is an in-depth analysis of the future functioning of the multimodal platform Bydgoszcz – Solec Kujawski. Among these activities are: research on transport flows between the main logistics hubs, determining the last mile for the platform, analyzing available transshipment technologies and means of transport based on experience from other countries of the Baltic Sea region, identifying potential investment areas as a back-up of future platform and exploring the possibilities of financing the future investments and their maintenance.

  • Latvian Logistics Association Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    In COMBINE, Latvian Logistics Association participates in the production of all work packages, contributing mainly to the following activities: Concept for national and international  combined transport chains within the BSR, Innovative last mile solutions to strengthen combined transport, Benchmarking of existing combined transport funding schemes, Non-financial support to boost combined transport in the BSR as well as Analysis of rail/terminal regulation, both EU and national, to establish open access and fair competition.

  • Lithuanian Railways Read more

    Role in COMBINE: 
    Lithuanian Railways will contribute to COMBINE with knowledge and data about CT market, CT technologies in operation as well as innovative technologies relevant for BSR and transport chains in the BSR. Lithuanian Railways is responsible for the pilot project, in which the possibility for a CT transport of semi-trailers by rail from Germany via Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia to Finland will be analyzed. This includes transshipment from 1435 mm to 1520 mm gauge. The transport chain could also include ro-ro ferry transportation. Activities in COMBINE include market research, terminal capacity analysis and transportation model simulation.


  • Region Örebro County Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    Within the framework of the COMBINE project, Region Örebro will carry out a pilot case study that investigates the potential of implementing special vehicles (for example longer/heavier trucks or autonomous vehicles) for transport to and from railway terminals. The studies will be done within work package 3, group of activity 4.


  • SGKV Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    Apart from developing a definition of combined transport adapted for the Baltic Sea region, SGKV´s main tasks include analysing the CT market with regard to the regional cargo flows as well as local transport organization, the latter primarily concerning handling technologies and equipment used, loading units and the goods transported. Furthermore, innovative horizontal transhipment systems are presented and their suitability for the Baltic Sea region is assessed. Based on these analyses, the SGKV develops a guideline for the efficient design of CT transport chains in the study area.

  • The Danish Road Directorate Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    In the COMBINE project, the Danish Road Directorate leads the Group of Activities A4.3., “Feasibility of cross‐border operation of innovative technologies”, with a special focus on the use of the European Modular System (EMS) in combined and last mile transport, and on the potential for autonomous trucks in combined transport.

  • The Danish Transport, Construction and Housing Authority (DTCH) Read more

    Role in COMBINE: In COMBINE project, DTCH takes part in work packages 3, 4 and 5.

  • UIRR Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    In COMBINE, UIRR is the work package leader of WP5 on framework conditions. Framework conditions for supporting CT will be analysed and the suitability of EU regulations for the BSR examined. Recommendations for BSR specific funding and non-financial support programmes – considering implementation of new technologies - will be presented to national ministries and the EU.

  • University of Gdańsk Read more

    Role in COMBINE:
    University of Gdansk leads the WP 3, “Optimize combined transport operation in terminals” which focuses on efficient terminal operation. The main aim of the WP3 is to develop a BSR wide terminal strategy based on national strategies and considering international transport chains. University of Gdansk also leads the Group of Activities 3.1 “Benchmark analysis of terminal operation in the Baltic Sea Region”, GoA 3.2 “Increasing awareness, knowledge and acceptance of terminal handling and operation innovations”, GoA 4.1 “Innovative last mile solutions to strengthen combined transport”  as well as GoA 4.5. “Round table with national transport ministries”.