AT GREEN LOGISTICS EXPO, A JOINT MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN CORRIDORS IN THE TEN-T NETWORK CROSSING ITALY

The European Community has expressed great interest in Green Logistics Expo, Italy’s only exhibition bringing together all logistics sectors with particular attention to sustainability. Confirmation of this interest and attention towards the political, scientific and technical debate at international level taking place in Padua during the three days of the event comes from the fact that the European institutions have once again confirmed Green Logistics Expo as the ideal venue for a joint meeting of the European Corridors in the Ten-T network crossing Italy.

The date to mark on your calendar is Friday 20 March, with the meeting “EU Transport Corridors as drivers promoting synergies towards regional stakeholders: perspectives for new programming period”.

A full four of the European corridors cross Italy – the Mediterranean along the east west axis along the Po Valley; the Rhine-Alps linking the North Sea ports with Genoa and the Mediterranean; the Scandinavian Mediterranean corridor running the full length of the peninsula as far as Sicily and including the new Brenner Tunnel among its most important infrastructure; and the Baltic-Adriatic corridor. The Veneto is crossed by a full three of these corridors and two, the Mediterranean and the Baltic-Adriatic, cross precisely at Padua where Interporto di Padova operates and it is no chance that it has been indicated as a core node in the European goods transport network.

The meeting on 20 March is also particularly interesting because normally these meetings take place in Brussels and joint events involving a number of corridors are a rare occurrence.

With this choice, the European Community has confirmed Green Logistics Expo’s role as an important laboratory for the future economic, environmental and social organisation of goods transport within the Union in a sustainable and innovative key.

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