The chemical industry is an important economic sector in central Europe with 117 billion Euro turnover and 340.000 employees. Chemical companies are important logistic stakeholders responsible for 8 percent of freight transport. The main objective of ChemMultimodal is the promotion of multimodal transport of chemical goods. The project aims to achieve this by coordinating and facilitating cooperation between chemical companies, specialised logistics service providers (LSP), terminal operators and public authorities in chemical regions in central Europe.

Based on a detailed analysis of the needs for improving multimodal transport of chemical goods, the project developed a toolbox to support chemical 

companies and logistics service providers in their strategic and operational planning for increasing the share of multimodal transport. This toolbox has been tested in 7 pilots with 58 chemical companies in the partner countries to facilitate real modal shift. In these pilots it was the objective to increase multimodal transport by 10 percent and reduce CO2 footprint by 5 percent until the end of project duration. Based on lessons learnt from the pilot phase 1 common strategy and 7 regional action plans have been developed to continue and intensify activities after the project end.

Outputs

The partners conducted an analysis of multimodal transport to identify the potential for modal shift. Based on this detailed analysis a toolbox was developed to support chemical companies and logistics service providers to practically implement modal shift of chemical goods. The developed toolbox was tested throughout the partner regions and countries in 7 pilot projects with 58 chemical companies in the partner countries to facilitate real modal shift. The aim of these pilot projects was to increase multimodal transport by 10% and reduce CO2 footprint by 5% until the end of project duration. 


In addition, the entire project developed a joint transnational strategy for improved cooperation of logistic stakeholders for the promotion of multimodal transport of chemical goods. The process was supported by the Policy Advisory Group, which met three times in Brussels to meet relevant stakeholders at European level. Furthermore, every partner region developed an action plan to continue activities and to further promote the multimodal transport of chemical goods beyond the project duration. 

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ChemMultimodal

Start Date

01.06.2016

End Date

31.05.2019

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