The SuperGreen project and green corridor benchmarking

George Panagakos, Harilaos N. Psaraftis, Atle Minsaas, Indrek Ilves, I. Salanne

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»Green corridors« in freight transportation is a concept introduced in 2007 by the »Freight Transport 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 through the use of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). A set of 9 European corridors have been selected by the project, based on their green characteristics or their greening potential, in order to be used as testing ground for the KPIs and the related benchmarking methodology. The paper presents the project’s preliminary results, namely (a) corridor selection, (b) benchmarking methodology and KPIs, and (c) corridor benchmarking results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Corridor Projects : Trends, Strategies and Practices in freight transport and logistics
PublisherVerlag News & Media, Berlin
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-3-936527-35-3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
SeriesWildauer Schriftenreihe

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Panagakos, G., Psaraftis, H. N., Minsaas, A., Ilves, I., & Salanne, I. (2012). The SuperGreen project and green corridor benchmarking. In European Corridor Projects: Trends, Strategies and Practices in freight transport and logistics (pp. 13-22). Verlag News & Media, Berlin. Wildauer Schriftenreihe