Greater accessibility in European infrastructure and maritime transport policies

//Greater accessibility in European infrastructure and maritime transport policies

cargo ship in hong kongThe European Commission is paying close attention to the CPMR’s proposals to increasingly include accessibility in European infrastructure and maritime transport policies.

The CPMR Secretary General, Eleni Marianou, met Herald Ruijters, Head of Unit in charge of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T), DG Move, to discuss the specific follow-up to the accessibility session that was held during the CPMR General Assembly in Florence (6 November 2015).

The Member Regions of the CPMR and its Geographical Commissions are invited to continue analysing their needs, with the twofold purpose of both improving the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) corridors in the short-term, in light of the upcoming mid-term review of the CEF corridors, and the overall revision of the TEN-T in the longer-term. The Regions must be much more involved in the corridor Forums.

In the first six months of 2016, the European Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea, Brian Simpson, will take part in the CPMR Transport Working Group meeting and, together with the Regions, will discuss the results of the satisfaction survey launched by the CPMR on this theme. In addition, DG Move noted the need highlighted by the CPMR to develop the implementation of Article 32 of the TEN-T guidelines (sustainable freight transport services) so that it actually benefits maritime transport and the motorways of the sea.

2016-03-29T12:31:03+00:00