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Strasbourg brainstorming on its main urban freight challenges (with the Vital Nodes project)

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On 27 June 2018, the Eurométropole of Strasbourg co-organised with the Vital Nodes project a workshop focusing on its main challenges in terms of freight and urban logistics. As a cross-border city located on four major European corridors and as one of the largest inland ports, Strasbourg faces various challenges related to its exceptional situation.

Taking into account the different geographical levels (local, regional, national and international) with stakeholders from different organisations, backgrounds and expertise, the key challenges of Strasbourg and its surrounding areas were identified:
-          The conciliation between urban development and the need for infrastructure/logistics equipment;
-          The integration of mass transport in the supply chain and the challenges arising from it, like for example data and privacy management or interoperability of information systems.
The local experts representatives were invited to present some local good practices like the cross-border collaboration between the port of Strasbourg and the port of Kehl in order to facilitate efficient handling of goods by introducing an IT system as well as the increasing collaboration between public and private sectors.
Among the participants, Mrs Catherine Trautmann, former Mayor of Strasbourg and current Corridor Coordinator, acknowledged the importance of better connecting the different corridors, of further decarbonising the fleet and of harmonising tax and access regulation.