INCONE60 - Inland Blue Transport Connector E60

Project description

The aim of the INCONE60 project is to develop a concept for the creation of an alternative transport route along the international waterway E60 and link it to a network of other inland waterways – E30, E40 and E70. E60 runs along the European costs, from Gibraltar to the White Sea. E30, E40 and E70 are trunk inland waterways, connected to the E60. With the development of cargo and passenger traffic on these waterways, small and medium ports of the South Baltic area would gain new clients and secure their economic development, and their integration in bigger transportation schemes.
The concept will include technical, economic and social aspects in order to achieve the best possible economic effects.
INCONE60 project activities capitalising on the TEN-T core network corridors for better connectivity and accessibility of Baltic Sea Regions.
The project will be oriented towards improving access of local and regional areas to European and transnational waterways. INCONE60 activities will focus on innovative transport solutions in order to achieve innovative and eco-friendly transport services for citizens and business stakeholders. Actions will be taken to improve internal and external transport links as well as increase transport efficiency. Moreover, actions within the project will promote ecological means of transport and innovative means of propulsion, thus contributing to decarbonisation of transport operations and mitigation the environmental impact of transport systems.
The project will formulate a set of transport solutions to support active development of peripheral coastal regions of South Baltic area by focusing on local ports as growth pools. It will help boost the competitiveness of the Baltic Sea Region and increase its accessibility and attractiveness. One of this solutions will include an open model of cargo flow in the South Baltic Region, which will be addressed especially to the business sector – cargo handlers, logistic forwarders and other transport entities operating in this area.

Project total eligible budget
1 363 265 EUR
1 137 215,25 EUR
Project start date
01 Jun 2018
Project end date
31 May 2021
Lead partner

Name: Gdynia Maritime University, Maritime Institute
Address: Morska 81-87, 81-225 Gdynia
Region/ Subregion: Pomorskie / Trójmiejski
Country: Poland

Project partner
Name: EUCC Baltic Office
Address: Kareiviniu gatve 4-7, LT-92251 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Lithuania / Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
Name: Public Institution Coastal Research and Planning Institute
Address: Vilhelmo Berbomo 10, LT-92221 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Lithuania / Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
Name: Port of Kołobrzeg
Address: Portowa 41, 78-100 Kołobrzeg
Region/Subregion: Zachodniopomorskie / Kołobrzeg
Country: Poland
Name: Port of Oostende
Address: Slijkensesteenweg 2, 8400, Oostende
Region/Subregion: Other
Country: Belgium
Category of intervention
036 Multimodal transport