Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

“North Sea-Mediterranean” intermodal corridor to receive EU funding

Creation date: October 16, 2013

The European Union will support with €420,000 from the TEN-T Programme a study looking at developing an operational strategy to implement new intermodal transport solutions along the "North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor", with a particular focus on three main river basins: the Maas-Scheldt/Seine, the Rhine/Mosel and the Saone/Rhone.

 

The study, selected under the 2012 TEN-T Annual Programme, will look at developing new integrated intermodal services to enhance transport efficiency along the corridor, concentrating on rail and inland waterway transport. The main objective is to achieve an efficient, intermodal European corridor.

 

The relevant market players and major freight stakeholders from the 3 main river basins will be involved during all steps of the implementation to reflect the actual needs of the market. Furthermore, this should also allow for the results of the study to be applied to other intermodal corridors, thus generating a Europe-wide added value.

 

The study is set to be completed by December 2015.