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Navigation study of the upper Rhine river receives EU support

Creation date: February 14, 2013

The European Union will support with €850,000 from the TEN-T Programme a study aimed at conducting an assessment of the existing and future needs regarding transport infrastructure on the upper Rhine river. The study will specifically target fluvial ports and their connections to the rail and road networks.


The study, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call, will analyse three main aspects related to inland waterway transport on the upper Rhine river in France, Germany and Switzerland.


First it will look at the sector's current needs and estimate the evolution for the next decades. Secondly it will analyse the accessibility and connectivity of ports located in the area and finally it will propose an integrated and efficient multimodal transport strategy, including the related governance structure and investment planning, for the upper Rhine area.


The project is set to be completed by the end of 2014.


For more information, please consult the project's page!



Press Release in French -  .doc (42.5 KB)


Press Release in German -  .doc (36.5 KB)