PP21 on Motorways of the Sea (MoS) builds on the EU’s goal of achieving a clean, safe and efficient transport system by transforming shipping into a genuine alternative to overcrowded land transport. The concept aims at introducing new inter-modal maritime-based logistics chains to bring about a structural change to transport organisation: door-to-door integrated transport chains. It will also help implement the policy initiatives on the European maritime space without barriers, the maritime transport strategy for 2018 and will positively contribute to greenhouse gas (CO2) reductions which is of paramount importance in the context of climate change.
Motorways of the Sea taps on the huge potential of maritime transport as the backbone of international trade. In Europe, this capacity has not yet been fully exploited. Motorways of the Sea, which are based upon successful shipping routes, are designed to shift cargo traffic from heavily congested land networks to where there is more available spare capacity – the environmentallyfriendly waterways. This will be achieved through the establishment of more efficient and frequent, high-quality maritime-based logistics services between Member States.
Mr Luis Valente de Oliveira was nominated European Coordinator for this Priority Project in September 2007.
The MoS Helpdesk website also provides more information on MoS projects and funding opportunities.
As this website continues to be updated and enhanced, more project information will be added as it becomes available!
Costa II East - Poseidon Med
Pilot Implementation of a LNG-Propulsion System on a MoS Test Track in the Environmental Model Region 'Wadden Sea'
Development of North Adriatic ports multimodal connections and their efficient integration into the Core Network (NAPA STUDIES)
Sustainable Motorway of the Sea Immingham-Gothenburg through environmental upgrade and compliance while maintaining competitiveness of short sea shipping
Sustainable Motorway of the Sea Ghent-Gothenburg through environmental upgrade and compliance while maintaining competitiveness of short sea shipping
Sustainable Traffic Machines II – The green link between Scandinavia and Continental Europe
LNG in Baltic Sea Ports II
Deployment of next generation scrubber technology for clean and sustainable short sea shipping in the North Sea ECA
Sustainable Trelleborg-Swinousjcie MoS services based on upgrading port infrastructure, developing intermodal transport and integrating hinterland corridors
Into the future - Baltic So2lution
BRIDGE - Building the Resilience of International & Dependent Gateways in Europe
Sustainable Traffic Machines - On the way to greener shipping
Business to Motorways of the Sea
ANNA - Advanced National Networks for Administrations
Methanol: The marine fuel of the future
Kvarken Multimodal Link - Midway Alignment of the Bothnian Corridor
Winter Navigation Motorways of the Sea, WINMOS
LNG Rotterdam Gothenburg
Green Bridge on Nordic Corridor
IBUK – intermodal corridor
LNG in Baltic Sea Ports
On Shore Power Supply - an integrated North Sea network
Adriatic Motorways of the Sea (ADRIAMOS)
LNG infrastructure of filling stations and deployment in ships
The Baltic Sea Hub and Spokes Project
Motorway of the Sea Rostock-Gedser
Monitoring and Operation Services for Motorways of the Sea (MoS4MoS)
Baltic Link Gdynia-Karlskrona
Motorways of the Sea Esbjerg - Zeebrugge
Motorways of the Sea projects in the Baltic Sea Area Klaipéda-Karlshamn link
High Quality Rail and Intermodal Nordic Corridor Königslinie
West Med Corridors