EUREKA project LOGCHAIN E-W-LAND-BRIDGE is an ambitious multi-national project to establish an inter-modal inland link as an alternative transport route between the Adriatic Sea and southern Germany to the existing 5,000 km sea journey.
It is envisaged that this link, the “land bridge”, will be an integrated system utilising rail, road and inland waterways such as the Main-Danube canal. This connection will provide essential extensions to the northern European rail and road transport corridors, offering routes connecting Koper (Slovenia) and Nürnberg (Germany).
The scheme offers a considerable improvement to the existing route that cargo currently takes from the Adriatic to Germany. The traditional journey involves a 5,000 km journey through Gibraltar and around north and western Europe, through the Rhine ports and onto the Main-Danube Canal inland waterway or railway system. The new route will be of particular benefit to cargo traffic that has already passed through the Suez Canal from Middle and Far Eastern ports.
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