Responding to a request submitted by the Flemish-Dutch port authority of North Sea Port, the European Commission will prolong the Corridor in question to also include the Ghent-Terneuzen Canal Zone.
The North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Core Corridor runs from Belgium and the Netherlands via Germany, Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia to Estonia.
In Poland, it also rail-connects to the non-EU part of the New Silk Road through the Małaszewicze-Brest border crossing with Belarus.
North Sea Port wants to use this extension to increase its rail traffic to and from the southeastern part of the Baltic Sea region. Currently, some 10% of its overall freight hinterland transport goes by train.
Photo: North Sea Port