Northern Dimension Partnership on Transport and Logistics
Within the framework of the Northern Dimension Policy, the Northern Dimension Partnership for Transportation and Logistics (NDPTL or Partnership) was established in October 2009, and is one of the four existing partnerships of the Northern Dimension. Geographically the Northern Dimension focuses on north-west Russia, Kaliningrad, the Baltic and Barents Seas, as well as the Arctic and Sub-Arctic areas. The current members of the NDPTL are Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the European Commission.
It is envisaged that the NDPTL will accelerate the implementation of major infrastructure projects providing with assistance in project preparation stage thus stimulating investments within the Northern Dimension region. The partnership also serves as a regional forum for transport and logistics issues, and complements the work of cooperation structures already in existence.
The overall goal of the Partnership is to improve, in compliance with the ecological needs of the region, major transport connections and logistics in the Northern Dimension region in order to stimulate sustainable economic growth at the local, regional and global level by focusing on a limited number of priorities that reflect both regional and national priorities in balanced way.
Following the endorsement of the agreement on the NDPTL Secretariat, the Secretariat has been established and started its activities in February 2011. The NDPTL Secretariat operates as a special unit within the Nordic Investment Bank at the Bank's headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.