The action is embedded in the development of the Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T), concretely in ensuring a ling to five core network corridors, i.e. Scandinavia-Mediterranean, North Sea-Mediterranean, North Sea-Baltic, Atlantic and Rhine-Alpine regions.
Two main objectives are to be achieved by this action. On one hand, this action will improve operations and handling capacity, as well as competitiveness of the EU ports of Antwerp and Bilbao, contributing to the achievement of a European maritime transport space without barriers.
On the other hand, it will reduce the environmental impact of the RoRo vessels traffic and ensure compliance of the maritime service with international regulations.
Improvements will be carried out at the Antwerp Euroterminal in the TEN-T core network Port of Antwerp (Belgium).
In the TEN-T core network port of Bilbao the RoRo ramp used for the MoS service will be adjusted to the large RoRo ships deployment.
In the light of Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) compliance, the maritime operator will install emission abatement technology in RoRo ships.
- Terminal ICT improvements as well as safety, security and administrative enhancements have been carried out at the Antwerp Euroterminal in the TEN-T core network Port of Antwerp (Belgium)
- The maritime operator has installed emission abatement technology (wet-type open-loop hybrid ready scrubber systems) in three large freight RoRo ships.
- The RoRo ramp in prot of Bilbao has umproved the RoRo ships deployment.