The Rhine-Alpine Core Network Corridor links the North Sea port of Rotterdam and the Mediterranean port of Genoa. Along the Rhine-Alpine Corridor, over 1 billion tonnes of freight are transported annually, resulting in a corridor GDP of more than 2.700 billion Euros (data from 2010). With 13% of EU’s population, the Corridor regions generate 19% of the EU’s GDP. Today more than 1 Billion tons of freight is transported along the corridor, of which approx. 37% is international transport crossing the borders of the corridor countries. Today, the transport sector causes 11 tons of CO2 emission per year in the Corridor. With CCP, already at project end in 2019 0.06 Mio. tons of CO2 can be avoided. 5 years later 0,4 Mio. tons, 10 years later 1 Mio. tons per year. Rhine-Alpine is the major European corridor for all transport modes but also confronted with important characteristic challenges, such as congestion and delays or noise and pollution.
Focus of the Rhine-Alpine pilot is to develop and test a collaborative corridor concept grounded on the enhanced availability and use of data among logistics companies and administrations along the Rhine-Alpine corridor, by means of:
Actions and opportunities
The Rhine-Alpine corridor has several major nodes of international relevance: Antwerp, Rotterdam and Genoa as major seaport for intercontinental maritime transport; Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich and Milan as major airport for air freight; Duisburg and Mannheim as main hubs for inland navigation and Milan, Mannheim, Cologne and Duisburg as major terminal for intermodal rail transport. Corridor activities will take place in three actions:
Use cases: E-manifest digital exchange with railway nodes (i.e., inland terminals, port communities, etc.), Customs documents and e-manifest digital exchange with Customs Agency and Guardia di Finanza, Train composition list, consignment note, e-manifest digital management, Train schedules ETA / ATA information sharing among directly involved stakeholders, Operational train information availability in real time, Digital planning / intermodal appointment, Reduction of CO2 & NOx emission, Multimodal route planning, Track & trace vehicle/shipment, Dangerous goods/eCall EGNOS/Galileo, TM2.0 for multimodality, B2A, A2B services like customs.
Germany:EGTC with its members Uniontrasporti, Port of Antwerp, Region Rhine-Neckar, Region Liguria, Region Piedmont, Region Lombardy, PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG, T-Systems,Nagel Group, Port of Karlsruhe, TX Logistik.
the Netherlands: TU Eindhoven, Jan de Rjik Logistics.
Italy: LINKS Foundation.
Switzerland: RappTrans AG
TEN-T corridor: Rhine-Alpine Corridor