On 29th and 30th November 2007, the first conference “Spatial Development in the Baltic Sea Adriatic Development Corridor” took place in Berlin.
The East German federal states want to strengthen the East-South corridor as a central European economic axis with regions from Scandinavia, the Czech Republic, Bavaria, Austria and Italy, and will promote corresponding support projects in the EU. Particularly in the focus is the idea of an Adriatic Baltic Landbrigde, which connects the Baltic Sea ports and the North Adriatic seaports.
Dr. Norbert Wagener emphasized in his panel discussion at the high-profile conference: “The concept of a Central European country bridge is over 20 years old, in view of the enormous increase in container traffic in Europe-Asia, the threat of congestion in the northern ports and the new opportunities in the liberalized railway market we now have the unique opportunity to actually realize this project with a political backstroke.The economy of the German capital region will benefit from improved North-South connections.
On the margins of the conference, Mr. Rüdiger Hage, Member of the Management Board of the Logistics Network Berlin Brandenburg, and Managing Director IPG Potsdam, Mr. Karl Fischer, Managing Director of the Prien Logistics Center, and Mr. Dr. Norbert Wagener, coordinator of the logistics network Berlin Brandenburg and managing director of W&H Potsdam, in the development of intermodal connections Munich — Vienna — Berlin.