On the 19th of October 2011, the European Commission presented the new TEN-T guidelines and the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF). Together, these two regulations are the strategy for investments in the European transport infrastructure. The European Commission wants to integrate the current European patchwork of roads, railroads, airports, and canals into one effective approach with these proposals.
The Port of Rotterdam and Deltalinqs fully support the ambitions in the proposals that are aimed at the development of a European multimodal core network for freight transport and the organisation of coordinated governance for the realisation of this network. The timely realisation of this European network is essential to be able to accommodate the expected growth of European freight transport as mentioned in the 2011 White Paper on Transport and in the recently published Port Compass 2030, the long-term strategy for the Port of Rotterdam.
For more information, the position paper click here.