The new TEN-T guidelines designs the transport infrastructure in two layers:
Specifically, 9 multimodal core network corridors will be the main tool to develop the EU TEN-T network of the future, with a specific focus on modal integration, interoperability, as well as on a coordinated development and management of infrastructure.
Motorways of the Sea will remain the maritime dimension of the TEN-T network and, by improving Maritime and Ports operations, will allow the development of the underlying skeleton of the new multimodal core network corridors.
As an operative and policy supporting framework, WiderMoS will improve the interface between maritime transport and other modes (mainly rail), 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.
In other words, WiderMoS aims at facilitating the homogeneous connection between Motorways of the Sea and the TEN-T core network corridors throughout several activities:
WiderMos will be supported by a large stakeholder platform working as a think tank for the actual and future MoS in terms of performance, capacity and requirements, programme of measures, market studies, implementation and investment plans. The platform will be composed by institutional entities, regional and local authorities and other relevant public and private stakeholders including chambers of commerce, port authorities, shipping lines, shippers, infrastructure managers, transport and logistics operators.
Federica Montaresi - WiderMos project coordinator
Telephone: 0039 0187 546 368