PP30 will connect the French inland waterway network to the Belgian, Dutch and German network and ports, as well to the main ports of the Northern Range (Le Havre, Rouen, Dunkirk, Zeebrugge, Ghent, Antwerp and Rotterdam). It will make them accessible for large gauge barges. Together with PP18, Rhine-Meuse-Main-Danube, it aims to connect all the major inland waterway basins in order to integrate inland waterway solidly into the EU’s transport network. Considering the complexity of this project and PP18, the European Commission appointed Mrs Karla Peijs as European Coordinator for Inland Waterway Transport in September 2007.
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Studies on the Priority Project of common interest: The Seine-Scheldt inland waterway network - cross-border section between Compiègne and Ghent
Development of four multimodal platforms of the Seine-North Europe canal as well as their road and rail links. Preliminary studies stage
Planning study for a new maritime lock in Terneuzen
Additional studies in the Seine-Scheldt network in Flanders
Studies to upgrade the Oise river between Compiègne and Creil to Vb gauge
Rebuilding of the dams in Boran and Venette on the river Oise
Upgrade of Deûle river size to 3,000 tonnes between Sequedin and Deûlémont
Study of the navigability of the "Upper-Seascheldt " and the "Southern Ghent Ring Canal " for class Va motor vessels (1,500-3,000 tons)
Implementation of RIS on the Westerscheldt river
Extension of the Grand Canal du Havre
The Seine-Scheldt inland waterway network - cross-border section between Compiègne and Ghent