Market analysis on unused cargo potential for inland navigation in the Danube region, checked with logistics players and including supportive measures to increase use of inland waterway transport for promising cargo groups.
Fostering of knowledge exchange on inland waterway maintenance across borders, the set-up of a European expert platform and the “Good Practice Manual on Inland Waterway Maintenance” for waterway administrations .
Review of the quality of datasets used to calculate emissions and external costs for inland waterway transport at EU level, analysing what data are needed and available, identifying knowledge gaps and including recommendations on how to close main data gaps.
Analysis of continental transport shows uptake of inland shipping is hampered by cost,availability of an appropriate multimodal unit and business models. Cooperation between logistics players and sharing of information are key to move continental cargo by water.