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Preparing for Motorways of the Sea

Disclaimer: The information on the joint Member State call for proposals for Motorways of the Sea projects published on this website remains entirely under the responisbility of the Member States issuing the call and does in no way engage the Commission. In particular, the selection of a Motorways of the Sea project by the Member States in the framework of their joint call for proposals does in no way bind the Commission to select the project in the framework of an EC call issued under the TEN-T or Marco Polo programmes, even if this selection would lead to the provision of state aid. Conversely, selection of a Motorways of the Sea project proposal by the Member States in the framework of a joint call is a condition, for Motorways of the Sea project proposals, to receiving co-financing from the TEN-T programme.

Member State joint call for proposals for Motorways of the Sea projects in the:

  • Baltic Sea Region (2009-2013)

Document of the call pdf - 79 KB [79 KB]

Closing date: Project proposals can be submitted to the member states concerned at any time. However the member states concerned need approximately three months for internal evaluation. In case of submitting a proposal there is a need for coordination with the time schedule for the relevant EU call.

  • North Sea Region (2009-2013)

Document of the call pdf - 153 KB [153 KB]

Closing date: Project proposals can be submitted to the Member States concerned at any time. However, the Member States concerned need approximately three months for internal evaluation of the proposals, meaning a project proposal aiming at submission with Member State support to the European call expected for April should be submitted latest on 31st January of the same year.

  • West-Mediterranean Sea area

Document of the call (closing date: 31 December 2009)

  • East-Mediterranean Sea area  (second call for proposals)

Document of the call (closing date: 15 November 2009)

Member States preparatory studies

The studies (co-financed by the European Commission through the programme for trans-European transport network) are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. The studies have been carried out for the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport in the European Commission and expresses the opinion of the organisation undertaking the study. The views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission's or the Mobility & Transport DG's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the study, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

Copyright in these studies is held by the European Communities. Persons wishing to use the contents of these studies (in whole or in part) for purposes other than their personal use are invited to submit a written request to the following address: European Commission - DG Mobility and Transport - Library (DM28, 0/36) - B-1049 Brussels or by electronic form

  • Baltic Maritime Outlook

By presenting the current status and a forecast of the maritime transport sector in the Baltic Sea region, the study aims at contributing to an increased knowledge of the current situation of goods flows and maritime infrastructure as well as the likely future development and demand of maritime transport in the Baltic Sea region. The study targets both the intra-regional and extra-regional dimension of trade and transport. This is necessary for the further development of transport policies, infrastructure planning other joint actions in the Baltic Sea region and the development within the industry.

Study on goods flows and maritime infrastructure pdf - 10 MB [10 MB]

  • Preparing Portugal for Motorways of the Sea

This study defines the concept and requirements from a Portugues perspective for the Motorways of the Sea. It assesses the capabilities of the Portuguese Port and Maritime system, defines criteria and requirements for the operationalisation of the Motorways if the Sea, evaluates the capacity of ports and operators

Final report of the Portuguese Motorway of the Sea project PORTMOS pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

  • Western Europe Sea Transport and Motorways of the Sea (WESTMOS) support study

This study supports the development of the Motorways of the Sea of Western Europe. It includes a market analysis and assesses the impact of various subsidy schemes on the market

Consolidated report pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

  • East-Mediterranean Motorways of the Sea Master plan study

This study entails the elaboration of a Master plan for the development of the Motorways of the Sea of in the Eastern Mediterranean. It identifies a number of potential Motorways of the Sea corridors and analyses what is required for their implementation.

East-Mediterranean Master Plan of the Motorways of the Sea pdf - 9 MB [9 MB]

Research

The studies (carried out by British Maritime Technology (BMT) on request of the Commission) are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. The studies have been carried out for the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport in the European Commission and expresses the opinion of the organisation undertaking the study. The views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission's or the Mobility & Transport DG's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the study, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

Copyright in these studies is held by the European Communities. Persons wishing to use the contents of these studies (in whole or in part) for purposes other than their personal use are invited to submit a written request to the following address: European Commission - DG Mobility & Transport - Library (DM28, 0/36) - B-1049 Brussels or by electronic form

Further information on studies can be found on the MoS help desk website: http://www.mos-helpdesk.eu

  • Potential for Motorways of the Sea Traffic flow Phase I

The Maritime Transport Co-ordination Platform (MTCP), funded under the 6th Community Research Framework Programme, has analysed, for the purposes of setting up motorways of the sea in the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors, the potential for Motorways of the sea. The study gives a first rough indication of possible services and infrastructures and modal shift from road transport. The figures rely on forecast and modelling, and take traffic flows in the year 2003 as their basis.

1. Introduction and Methodology pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

2. Motorways of the Baltic Sea pdf - 747 KB [747 KB]

3. Motorways of the Sea of the Atlantic pdf - 584 KB [584 KB]

4. Motorways of the Sea in the Western Mediterranean pdf - 399 KB [399 KB]

5. Motorways of the Sea in the Eastern Mediterranean pdf - 974 KB [974 KB]

  • Potential for Motorways of the Sea Traffic flow Phase II

The Maritime Transport Co-ordination Platform (MTCP), funded under the 6th Community Research Framework Programme, has analysed, for the purposes of setting up Motorways of the Sea in the Baltic, Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors, certain impacts of establishing a number of Motorways of the sea links with pre-defined characteristics. The study provides a methodology for assessing Motorways of the Sea links based upon forecast and modelling and gives a rough indication of certain characteristics of potential possible Motorways of the Sea links.

Desk study on good flows in Europe for a pre-definition of Motorways of the sea pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]