Port ID:12589 UN Locator:PLGDY
Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Port of Gdynia Authority S.A.

Implementation period: 2016-2019 within Transnational cooperation Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme for 2014 to 2020

Detailed information on the project is available at: http://tentacle.eu/





TENTacle in the context of EU transport policies



The TEN-T  core  network  corridors  (CNC)  is  a  new  instrument of   the   EU   transport   policy,   aimed   to   improve   mobility,   intermodality  and  interoperability  on  the  major  transport  axes  across  Europe.  The  Baltic  Sea  Region  (BSR)  is  intersected  by three  core  network  corridors  being  Scan-Med,  North  Sea-Baltic and Baltic-Adriatic.

A broad  range  of  stakeholders  are  expected  to  be  involved  in  a  joint   action   to   remove physical,   technical,   operational   and   administrative  bottlenecks  along these  corridors by  the  year 2030.


Implementation  of  the  three core  network  corridors  has  a  large but  untapped potential  to  stimulate  positive effects in  the  BSR  beyond the pure transport sector and beyond the immediate geographical areas they cross. 

Opening it up for a broader group of stakeholders and a wider geographical area requires tackling major capacity challenges. These are, for example, related with a low awareness and deficient understanding of how  the  CNC  implementation  can  help  improve  accessibility  and  connectivity  challenges  in  specific  territories.  And  this  is  what TENTacle will foster in the coming years. By working across the borders and sectors the activities within the project will:


Improve stakeholder capacity to reap benefits of the core network corridors implementation for the prosperity, sustainable growth and territorial cohesion in the BSR


Regional actions

Seven pilot showcases in different areas will demonstrate how to strengthen positive CNC spill-overs in different geographies and development contexts. The cases will be launched in the sites representing (1) the corridor node and transit areas (located along a CNC), (2) the corridor catchment areas (located in a close distance to one or a few CNCs) and (3) the corridor void areas (located farther away from the three CNCs). In each of the sites we will address the key growth challenge that may be resolved through a better physical and/or functional connection to the core network corridors.


Through interfacing with the target groups (local/regional authorities, business companies and their clusters, entrepreneurship groups, NGOs, cross-border networks etc.) the replicable products will be delivered,including:


  • Action plan: Fehmarn Belt as an impulse for regional development (incl. transport volume forecasts, best practices, recommendations);
  • Westpomerania-Skåne logistics action plan: Boosting supply chains and policy support along the Baltic-Adriatic Corridor;
  • Pilot plan: Gdynia CNC urban/transport node;
  • Revised transport plan for Blekinge connecting the region to the 3 CNCs;
  • Mobility investment plan 2020 for Vidzeme region;
  • Prosperity and growth strategy for the Central Scandinavia borderland;
  • Development plan for Päijät Hame-North Karelia: better access to the CNCs


The TENTacle partnership