motion of the Short Sea Shipping in the Atlantic S.. (SSSAA)
motion of the Short Sea Shipping in the Atlantic Space
Start date: Apr 30, 2003,
End date: Apr 28, 2005
The free circulation of goods has led to a significant increase in intra-European commercial exchanges, notably in the centre of the European Union. This concentration has led to an imbalance with the congestion of the great road axes of European on the one hand, and the pushing aside of the peripheral regions, such as the Atlantic Area, on the other hand. In this context, SSSAA proposes to create solutions encouraging cabotage among the regions of the Atlantic Area, through the creation of new lines for navigation and through energising the existing lines. Achievements: ✔ Analysis of freight traffic in Europe. A study was carried out to find out about the flow of certain goods between the Iberian Peninsula and France and the other regions in Western Europe, between the United Kingdom and the other countries in Western Europe and between France and the countries in Central Europe. ✔ Identification of the main bottlenecks in the Atlantic Arc to find out in which situations SSS might rival with road transport. Detection of possible new sea routes. ✔ A study into the current offer of short distance sea transport in the Atlantic Arc. ✔ Proposal for measures to be adopted: opening new routes which are justifiable from an economic and technical and timesaving point of view, ✔ Information on the possibilities of obtaining environmental certificates for companies using non-polluting means of transport. ✔ Organisation of 3 information seminars on the project (50 participants in each) and participation in an SSS Conference (360 professionals in the field of European sea transport).
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