12 November 2018
Once completed, the Fehmarnbelt Fixed link (FBFL) will be an important part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean (Scan-Med) TEN-T core network corridor. It is envisaged that the planned tunnel for road and rail transport reduces the transit time between Rødby on Lolland and Puttgarden on Fehmarn to seven minutes by train and ten minutes by car. As of 2018, the tunnel is expected to be opened in 2028.
The TENTacle Pilot Case looked at the forecasted effects of the future FBFL investment on the Scan-Med Corridor for the routing of freight flows and - consequently - for the business models of the transport and logistics industries (incl. ports) in the impact area of the fixed link. This report covers the impact area of the FBFL investment, understood as the territory along the Scan-Med Corridor axes from Copenhagen in the direction of Hamburg and Berlin. It contains a summary of results of the conducted analyses, studies and stakeholder interfacing process within the Pilot Case. It also includes place-based measures addressing the development measures, both in the direct fixed link area and in the more distant parts, which might see negative flow displacement effects (e.g. loss of supply chains and outflow of production and service companies to better accessible locations).