NTU is selected for a Pre-study of possible Marco Polo funding for the CARGOTO project

Pre-study of possible Marco Polo funding for the CARGOTO project The overall purpose of this project is to analyse funding possibilities under the Marco Polo II Program in relation to the project CARGOTO, where a new transport route in the Baltic Sea is being established between Jönköping (Sweden), Nässjö (Sweden), Oskarshamn (Sweden), Ventspils (Latvia), Riga (Latvia), Jekabpils (Latvia), Russia and possibly the Far East. Using the CARGOTO freight route to and from the logistic sites in Jönköping via Höglandsterminalen in Nässjö to the Swedish Port of Oskarshamn and from here to Port of Ventspils in Latvia from/ to Moscow the total transport cost can be reduced compared with route solutions now offered to trade and industry in the Småland region. Results to be achieved by NTU in order to assess the opportunities for submitting a successful Marco Polo application include: Description of opportunities and limitations in relation to the Marco Polo programme Contacts to the EC clarifying questions at stake Introduction to the necessary calculations when submitting a Marco Polo application Analysis of the possible Marco Polo guideline changes for the 2011 call and their impact on CARGOTO Scheduling a possible time- and activity-plan if a Marco Polo application is chosen as a mean to achieve co-funding for the CARGOTO project For further information on the project please contact Michael Laugesen per email msl@ntu.eu or by telephone + 45 99 30 00 30 You can also read more about CARGOTO: on the project web-site: http://www.cargoto.se/