DaGoRus - Safe and Reliable Transport of Dangerous Goods in the Russian-EU Logistics Chain
STATUS - on-going
Interreg III B project called DaGoB, Safe and Reliable Transport Chains of Dangerous Goods in the Baltic Sea Region, was approved by Joint Secretariat in December 2005 in the 8th application round. Unfortunately the Tacis funding available then was too limited and the Tacis component was placed on so-called reserve list and finally remained without financing.
The 9th application round offered a new possibility to apply for Tacis funding. The Tacis extension of DaGoB is called DaGoRus and coordinated by Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT. Project importance
Transportation volumes in the Baltic Sea region have been growing significantly due to the rapid growth of the Russian and Baltic economies. Especially strong growth has been taken place with oil and chemical transportation.
Increased transportation volumes may pose increased risks to health, people and environment. However, there is only limited information on the Dangerous Goods (DG) statistics generally in the BSR and especially in the transportation between EU and Russia.
The cross-border transportation of DG also affects the risk for accidents and incidents due to the different handling practices, operational procedures, cultural differences and different documentation languages.
The DG transportation chain must be seen as part of the whole intermodal transport chain, where the weakest link equals the total weakness of the chain. Thus institutional framework and harmonization is a key issue in this project.
- The current practices and operational procedures in EU and Russia will be identified.
- Bottlenecks in the DG transport chain will be identified, thus giving the possibility to find out tools (risk control options) and new harmonized procedures to improve safety and reliability.
- The project will provide a risk assessment in the DG supply chain by studying real life transport cases.
DaGoRus work package description
- WP 1 - Dangerous Goods transport volumes and identified bottlenecks - Leader: VTT, Finland
- WP 2 - Current practices of the DG transport in the Cross-Border traffic between EU and Russia - Leader: VTT, Finland
- WP 3 - Risk evaluation - Leader: University of Lund, Sweden
- WP 4 - Harmonization of DG transport Chain - Leader Turku School of Economics; Finland
- WP 5 - Dissemination and training - Leader VTT, Finland
- EU-partners: Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Turku School of Economics (TSE) DaGoB leader, Lund Institute of Technology (University of Lund)
- Russian partners: St. Petersburg Government Committee of Transport and Transit Policy, North Western Russia Logistics Development Centre (ILOT), non-profit training and research center Protey
- DaGoB partners (25 partners from BSR area): linked to DaGoRus via Turku School of Economics (Coordinator) and University of Lund
Jorma Rytkönen, Vice-president
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Transport & Logistics
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