INLAND WATERWAY. Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder Supports the Development of Transnational Economic Co-operations

 

The Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder is a transnational association of more than 30 economic institutions in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany along the two major rivers Elbe and Oder in Central Europe. Its secretariat general is currently hosted by Magdeburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Since the foundation in 2000, the members of the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder support the development of transnational economic co-operations in one of Europe’s economically fast growing regions. Therefore, the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder accelerates the collective integration of Poland, Czech Republic and Germany, effectively discussing the interests of the regional economies on local and European levels. In order to be competitive on a global scale, Central Europe and especially the region between the rivers Elbe and Oder needs to be understood as an integrative economic area.

The Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder is governed by a general assembly, comprising all members, and a chairmanship consisting of three equal representatives from each country. The representation of the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder is realised by an elected president and the secretariat general.

The Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder is actively working on three committees, dealing with topics of transport, tourism and skilled workers.

Regarded as essential lifelines and neglected after WWII, the region between the rivers Elbe and Oder had to think about developing its transnational infrastructural connections anew in order to secure an economic development. Since its foundation, the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder has been focusing on re-developing these connections. Committing itself to environmentally friendly transport modes the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder promotes inland navigation on the rivers Elbe and Oder, as well as transnational train connections. For this purpose the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder supports the European project EMMA (Enhancing freight Mobility and logistics in the Baltic Sea Region by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and proMoting new internAtional shipping services): http://www.project-emma.eu/.

This year, the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder will be present at the transport logistics fair China in Shanghai, taking place from 16 to 18 May. Anyone interested in cooperating and discussing transnational and transcontinental transport issues is warmly welcome at the booth of Saxony-Anhalt, which also represents the Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder. We are looking forward to meeting you at Asia’s leading transport exhibition.

More information on the Chambers’ Union
Elbe/Oder is available online: www.kammerunion.eu.


Strengthening Inland Navigation in Central Europe – Project EMMA

The project EMMA (Enhancing freight Mobility and logistics in the Baltic Sea Region by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and proMoting new internAtional shipping services) promotes inland navigation in the Baltic Sea region. Inland navigation on the two major Central European rivers Elbe and Oder need to be considered as an ecological and cost-effective transport mode. The project will demonstrate ways of making a sustainable increase in the share of inland navigation in the overall performance of transport in the Baltic Sea region. 21 project partners from Germany, Sweden, Finland, Lithuania and Poland have been working on the project since 2014 which will end in 2020.

More information is available on: http://www.project-emma.eu/.

The Chambers’ Union Elbe/Oder supports the project via its members in Poland and Germany.
More information is available online: www.project-emma.eu.

 

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