Amber Coast Logistics

Amber Coast Logistics (ACL) project was carried out within the framework of the Baltic Sea Region transnational cooperation programme 2007-2013. The project studied and searched for solutions to improve the accessibility of the Baltic Sea region’s Eastern and Southern areas, the quality of logistics network, as well as to reduce the administrative and infrastructural barriers for border crossing, particularly with non-European countries.

ACL project lasted for two and a half years (09.06.2011 – 08.03.2014), involving the port management, logistics centers, public authorities working with transportation issues and research institutes.

The project included a total of 20 project partners from Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Denmark, Poland and Belarus. The lead partner was the Port of Hamburg (Port of Hamburg Marketing), while the Freeport of Ventspils Authority, the Freeport of Riga Authority and Latvian Logistics Association represented Latvia.

The main activity of the Freeport of Ventspils within the project was conducting research on multimodal transport corridors in the Baltic Sea region, including existing and potential flows of goods (container, ro-ro), their directions, as well as individual channel costs.

Total project budget (for all partners) was ~2.8 million EUR. Programme co-financing for Latvia – 85% from eligible project expenses. 

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