WIDERMOS is a project funded by the EU TEN-T Motorways of the Sea programme. The project consortium is made up of 16 partners from 4 Member States, including the port of La Spezia – the coordinator -, Barcelona, Leixoes, Rostock and Kiel, and it is supported by a large platform of more than 100 stakeholders.
WiderMoS improves the interface between maritime transport and other modes, mainly rail, by:
- developing new port/ship/train interfaces and efficient port-hinterland connections,
- connecting ports and integrate origins and destinations and
- bridging gaps in and between different trade corridors.
WiderMoS aims at facilitating the homogeneous connection between Motorways of the Sea and the TEN-T core network corridors throughout several activities:
- a number of 5 pilot projects in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and the Baltic sea focused in the development of an IT Corridor Information Pipeline acting as a Logistic Single Window for the integration of sea-based transport services in the logistic chain, considering all types of freight operations, in order to allow a seamless shipment management and communication between all the actors of the supply chain; the pilots aim at overcoming specific bottlenecks with a focus on paperless logistics / e-customs processes and with priority for the integration of inland terminals and rail.
- a MoS prospective study in 2020 and beyond, setting options and opportunities for the future deployment of MoS and assessing its potential as the maritime dimension of TEN-T as the 11th Corridor in the TEN-T Network
- an in-depth analysis of 4 topics (customs procedures, logistic processes, core and comprehensive networks and green corridors) linked to the deployment of the future governance model of the core network corridors