DYNAMIC AND COMPETITIVE BALTIC SEA REGION - OUR CHALLENGE IN LOGISTICS
The TEDIM International Coordinating Committee (ICC) meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 13–14 October 2005. Mr Andres Tint, Deputy Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia, acted as the chairman of the meeting.
The following TEDIM member countries were represented: Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. Denmark and Sweden participated in the meeting as observers.
The ICC meeting emphasised the following:
- Importance must be attached to intensifying the logistics cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region. Logistics will also be in focus in the European transport policy during Finland’s EU Presidency;
- Transport and Logistics should be key area in the new Northern Dimension Programme included in the EU-Russia Economic Space (CES);
- The TEDIM Riga strategy for 2004-2008 has proven to be a good guide for future actions. TEDIM is an extensive and well-functioning network for creating and applying common rules for logistics in the Baltic Sea Region;
- Four TEDIM projects were given the status of a completed project and stressed the importance of bringing into uses the developed systems and achieved results;
- With satisfaction that there are eight ongoing development projects;
- New interesting project initiatives were presented at the meeting. The Baltic Tangent was granted a TEDIM status and Safe and Reliable Transport Chains of Dangerous Goods in the Baltic Sea Region (DaGoB) and LogOn Baltic projects were granted a TEDIM Certificate.
The meeting agenda included a visit to the Port of Muuga and a seminar with local companies, which were good examples of Estonian industry and possibilities of joint cooperation in the field of logistics.
The chairmanship of the TEDIM Programme for 2006 will be Germany. The next ICC meeting will be held in autumn 2006 in Lübeck.
Minutes of the 14th ICC meeting in English