The East-West Transport Corridor Association (EWTCA) is an organization established (2010) on a voluntary business interests basis with a view to increasing effectiveness of the East – West Transport Corridor linking the Southern Baltic Sea Region of the European Union (Denmark, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden), the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation and other countries (Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and countries in the Black Sea Region and Asia).
The members of the Association are from twelve states, namely: Belarus, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Sweden and Ukraine. The main transport and logistics actors across the corridor are: Lithuanian Railways, Ukraine Railways, National Company Kazakhstan Temyr Zholy, Asia Continental Landbridge Logistics Association Council, Berlin-Brandenburg Logistic Network, VPA Logistics, JSC Plaske, Tuuchin Co. Ltd., Belintertrans JSC, Lithuanian National Road Carriers’ Association Linava, Lithuanian National Freight Forwarders Association LINEKA, Port of Karlshamn, Hohhot Export Processing Zone, Terminal of Mockava, Lithuanian Stevedoring Companies Association, Lithuanian Intermodal Transport Technology Platform, DFDS Sea ways, Region Blekinge, Karlshamn city Municipality, Baltijsk Municipal District, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Wismar University of Technology Lohr industrie and etc. The European Intermodal Transport Association (EIA) is also among the Association’s partners.
Being an innovative instrument of partnership, the EWTCA generates added value in handling and developing trade flows between Europe and Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, China and other Far-East countries.
The EWTCA is expected to enhance co-operation between the transport and logistics companies, intermodal transport operators, consignors and consignees, governmental bodies, academic and research institutions. It promotes the dialogue with a view to addressing the emerging problems.