How to continue moving goods and reaching customers when road networks are saturating? A headache for lots of companies.
By helping businesses to collaborate we can reduce traffic jams and cut CO2 emissions. The key is consolidation and sharing – that means combining multiple shipments into one cargo, rather than individual hauls as today.
How to make transport flow
With investments into quality infrastructure, taking advantage of rapidly evolving information systems, and sharing warehousing and transport we make waterway transport a reality for businesses who thought that they were stuck on the road and free up the road for cargo which only can go by road. It’s an intelligent solution.
1. Connect infrastructure: We need to keep our navigable waterways in good shape and improve connections to other forms of transport. This means Member States increase the share of investment that waterways receive.
2. Connect information: We need to develop River Information Services that will integrate with transport logistics information services.
3. Connect business: We need to prioritise inland ports and terminals as the key nodes for successful low carbon waterway transport and regional development
4. Connect people: We need effective advisory services that will allow businesses to make informed decisions about multi-modal transport and cargo bundling.
5. Connect technology: We need pro-competitive regulation and incentives that will encourage innovation in infrastructure and vehicles to maximise sustainable transport. (85% air pollution reduction in the near future will save society €23 billion)
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