Project overview

Project Name:
International Logistics Centres for Western NIS and the Caucasus in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
EuropeAid/126356/C/SER/MULTI

Beneficiary countries:
Direct – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
Indirect – Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey

Overall Objective:
To support international trade and facilitate the movements of goods along the TRACECA corridor through improving logistics capabilities, interoperability and multimodal transport.

Specific Project Objectives:
A – Logistics network and related infrastructures analysis
B – Identification, ranking and promotion of logistics centres’ projects
C – Preparation of the feasibility studies for the selected projects

Outputs:

A -  Logistics network and related infrastructures analysis

1. Report on actual logistics related freight flows and compilation of maps
2. Eight country reports on infrastructure conditions at main TRACECA transport links and nodes
3.Assessment of locations in five direct beneficiary countries for future international logistics centre (ILC) projects at macro level
4. Description of main issues of transport operators in eight countries

B - Identification, ranking and promotion of logistics centres’ projects

1. Stakeholder analysis and prioritised action programme
2. Priority projects using MCA for five beneficiary countries
3. Recommendations on financing schemes for beneficiary countries
4. Study tour to LCs in Europe and study tour documentation

C - Preparation of the feasibility studies for the selected projects
For each selected project:

1. Pre-feasibility/feasibility study including: assumptions on public support and investment promotion, capacity and institutional strategy action plan, administrative support and staff qualification assessment, services to be rendered, business plans and cost-benefit analysis and environmental impact assessment where relevant.
2. Masterplan covering functional area allocation schemes, layout for modern infrastructure and cargo handling facilities.

Activities:
A - Logistics network and related infrastructures analysis

Task A1: Traffic flow and operating infrastructures analysis
Task A2: Description of the main issues of operators

B - Identification, ranking and promotion of logistics centres’ projects

Task B1: Assistance in identifying and characterising priority projects of logistics centres
Task B2: Ranking the priority projects using multicriteria analysis
Task B3: Visit to the relevant logistics centres

C - Preparation of the feasibility studies for the selected projects

Task C1: Global description of the objectives and functions of the logistics centre
Task C2: Identification of the major stakeholders
Task C3: Possible site location
Task C4: Preliminary design of the site
Task C5: Preliminary design of the logistics (functional) areas
Task C6: Business Plan for the site
Task C7: Environmental impact assessment
Task C8: Cost benefit analysis
Task C9: Recommendations for the adapted public support
Task C10: Communication and synergy within the networks of LC along TRACECA

Target Group: Ports, rail, road and airport operators, freight forwarders, logistics and transport companies, shippers and consignees etc.
Beneficiaries: Ministries of Transport of TRACECA member-states, PS IGC TRACECA

Inputs: Technical Assistance will include:
             Long-Term Key Experts:
Team Leader: 450 MD
Senior Experts: 800 MD
             Short-Term Experts:
Senior Experts: 1425 MD
Junior Experts: 1890 MD

Project starting date:  26 January 2009
Project duration:         24 months
Project main office:     8, Lysenko street , office 39, Kiev 01034, Ukraine
                                     Tel/Fax: +380 44 234 03 88, +380 44 288 08 92
                                     E-mail: info@ilctraceca.org.ua

For more information visit the project web site