STRING and Green STRING Corridor Update # 4 18. March 2013
Copenhagen joins political cooperation around Fehmarn

Copenhagen Municipality has joined the political network organization STRING, who works to create a green growth corridor from the Öresund region to Hamburg in the wake of the expansion of the infrastructure between Denmark and Germany across the Fehmarnbelt. STRING also welcomes the Eastern Norway Country Network from the southern parts of Norway, as well as Region South Denmark, as observers in the cooperation.

Consensus on a Green Corridor Öresund-Hamburg - but how?
Many important politicians and professionals participated in the Green STRING Corridor Midterm Conference at Langelinie in Copenhagen in the first week of March. Guest speakers featured Gudrun Schulze from the European Commission and Susanne Krawack from CONCITO and the Danish Congestion Committee (Trængselskommissionen).
Towards a common understanding and action
Green Growth is a central part of the STRING vision and strategy, as well as a dominant part of the local agendas. Even so, there is no precise common understanding of green growth in the STRING region. At the Political Forum on the 11th of March, STRING was given the all clear to do something about this.
Dry Ports in the Öresund Region on the lookout for Hamburg
A Dry Port is not a fortified wine from Portugal, nor is it a Dry Dock. It is an inland intermodal terminal, connected to a seaport by rail, offering easy access and services for further distribution. The STRING Logistics Platform invited participants to join in on a workshop with presentations of existing and potential Dry Ports in Høje Taastrup, Helsingborg, Hässleholm and Karlshamn - all situated in the Öresund Region.
A joint strategy in the making
In 2021 the fixed link will introduce a radical improvement of regional infrastructure and a large potential for tourism growth. In this perspective, a working group consisting of representatives from the five regions within the Fehmarnbelt Region, is developing a tourism strategy called Building Tourism due this summer.
Will rail services be ready when the tunnel opens in 2021?

On February 26th representatives from the railway business in Germany, Denmark and Sweden attended the first meeting in the Dialogue Forum "Railway Corridor" in Copenhagen. The aim of the meeting was first to discuss the report "Traffic Analysis Malmö-Hamburg" prepared by the Consulting Company Vectura, secondly to discuss with Swedish researcher Hans Boysen, Royal Institute of Technology how an efficient railway and intermodal corridor could be established in the String Corridor.

Transport and Logistic Cluster interests met in Lübeck
On the 13th March representatives from German, Swedish and Danish business organisations and regional authorities met at The Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Lübeck, exchanging views on the possible outlook for the transport and logistics industry in Scania, Capital Region of Copenhagen, Zealand, Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.

STRINGis the political cross- border partnership between Hamburg and Schleswig- Holstein in Germany, the Capital Region of Denmark and Region Zealand in Denmark, and Region Skåne in Sweden.


Green STRING Corridoris an interregional cooperation facilitating innovative transport and logistics in a Green STRING Corridor Öresund- Hamburg.