Accessibility harmonisation of inland ports
in the German-Czech section of the OEM corridor

The Saxon-Czech inland ports in Saxony and Ústí Region have succeeded in establishing themselves as competitive locations for the transhipment of goods. Due to the general nature of these ports, their geographical location, their ability to handle all types of goods and their multimodality, there is an essential interest in linking the ports efficiently with transport flows along the Orient/East-Med corridor.

During the upcoming years, the focus will be increasingly on improving the accessibility of the inland ports for precarriage and on-carriage for rail and ship transport. This will contribute significantly to the development of an environmentally friendly transport system in Saxony and Ústí Region.

The pilot action has been realised in close cooperation of German and Czech partners, with following key activities:

  1. Preparation of maps on planned road infrastructure improvements with effects on the transport of heavy and oversized goods in the catchment area of the inland ports
  2. Mapping of accessibility restrictions of inland ports in the German-Czech section of the Orient/East-Med corridor 30/60/90 min), including the identification of needs and demands for infrastructure improvements
  3. Development of recommendations for priority measures to improve the accessibility of inland ports, supported by an analysis of handling capacities for intermodal transport
  4. Development of the concept and launch of the planning process for a new intermodal terminal (Trailer Port) at the Dresden inland port

Already during project implementation, the test phase of the Trailer Port was successfully launched. The estimated value of the investment amounts to approx. 4 mln EUR.

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