Green Corridors and the Trans-European Transport Network

George P. Panagakos, Harilaos N. Psaraftis

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“Green corridors” in freight transportation is a concept introduced in 2007 as an action of the “FreightTransport Logistics Action Plan” of the European Commission. It pursues a corridor approach in developing integrated, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation of freight between major hubs and by relative long distances. The National Technical University of Athens leads the EU-financed SuperGreen project, which aims at assisting the Commission in defining green corridors. One of the key activities of the project involves the selection of a number of European corridors and their performance benchmarking through a selected set of key performance indicators. The purpose of this paper is to present the most important project results with emphasis on transport policy issues. The paper will also include a comparison between the greencorridor concept and the notion of “core network corridors”, recently introduced by the Commission as an instrument for implementing what comprises the prioritised backbone of the multimodal mobility network in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2012
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SOME), SNAME Greek Section - Athens, Greece
Duration: 8 Nov 20129 Nov 2012
Conference number: 4


Conference4th International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management and Economics (SOME), SNAME Greek Section


  • Freight transport logistics
  • Environmentally friendly transportation
  • Green coridors
  • Key performance indicators
  • Trans-European transport network
  • Core network corridors


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