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Motorways of the sea

Length: 10’11”

Date of production: December 2005

Subject: Traffic - especially goods traffic - is constantly increasing throughout Europe’s road network. Forecasts are very clear: by 2020, freight transport will have increased by more than 70% in the European Union. The result will not only be gridlock on the roads, but also damage to the environment, more accidents and the danger that European business will become less competitive.
Is there a solution ? Yes : the sea. It appears to be an increasingly credible alternative for transporting goods between Member States. The European Union is aiming to develop what it calls "motorways of the sea" all around Europe.
In concrete terms, the idea is to establish high-quality maritime links between a limited number of selected ports located at strategic points on Europe's coastline. This will reinforce economic and territorial cohesion between outlying and insular areas and the centre of the European union.
All this means starting to think differently….

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