Strategic agenda for future proof Inland Waterway transport in Europe - Position Paper
Inland navigation is very important for many EU countries. The total share of cross-border freight by our inland waterways is 54% on the Rhine-Alpine corridor, 35% on the North Sea-Mediterranean corridor and even 38% on the North Sea-Baltic corridor. Therefore, it is important to advance the completion of the TEN-T inland waterways core network. In addition, our rivers connect Europe’s East and West via the Rhine and the Danube rivers. Furthermore, European countries have very divergent fleets of inland vessels, which makes inland waterway transport very convenient and useful for transporting different types and quantities of cargo to different destinations either on large or on small rivers.
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