The locks are the bottlenecks on the waterways
Pascal Verlinden TINC Associates
Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority joins European Federation of Inland Ports
The Szczecin and Świnoujście Seaports Authority - a joint-stock company with the majority interest of the State Treasury, is responsible for two ports that are of primary significance for the Polish economy: the ports of Szczecin and Świnoujście.
Read the full press release here.
Joint position paper on permitting and facilitating the preparation of TEN-T core network projects
The position paper is available here.
Danube Transport Day: registrations are open!
On 7 September 2016, the “Danube Transport Day” will take place in the European Parliament, in Brussels. This event will bring together officials from the European Parliament and the European Commission with industry representatives from the main industries active in the Danube region.
The event will raise awareness for the economic potential of the Danube waterway axis and discuss on concrete actions and investment possibilities to improve the competitive situation of the main industries and foster development of the entire region. For more information: click here.
EU Transport sector campaign on the review of the MFF: More EU Budget for Transport, The Best Investment Plan for Europe
29 European transport organisations, representing infrastructure managers, operators, and users in the maritime, inland waterways, railways and air sector, are again joining efforts in a campaign to urge the European Parliament and the Council to increase the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) budget in the upcoming review of the Multi-Annual Financial Framework. This will allow to enhance the role of transport as an enabler of economic growth and jobs, currently giving jobs to 20 million persons and accounting for 10% of total EU employment, and to represent the right move towards the Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T) completion, creating additional jobs and economic growth.
Good news about our ports
Port of Switzerland applies for funding for Dock Basin 3
The Port of Switzerland has submitted a funding application to the Swiss Federal Office of Transport for Dock Basin 3, which is part of the trimodal Gateway Basel Nord container terminal project. The planned Dock Basin 3 will link the container terminal to the inland shipping network so that the growing container traffic volumes can be accommodated over the long term. Furthermore, the dock basin will strengthen the competitiveness of Basel as a freight transshipment site, it will secure jobs in the region and promote the transfer of freight traffic from road to rail.
The Port of Ruse celebrates its 150th anniversary
2016, the Port of Ruse (Bulgaria) celebrates its 150th anniversary. This special milestone was celebrated with different events and activities. On 24 June, Alexander van den Bosch attended the final celebration: a concert at the Great Hall of Dohodno Zdanie, where he had the occasion to hand over an official EFIP flag.
The Think Climate coalition partners are collaborating on an initiative entitled "Navigating a Changing Climate"