MultiRELOAD Kick-off in Vienna
Source: Picture by Erwin van der Linden
This week, Thomas Ertel and Erwin van der Linden on behalf of Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC attended the MultiRELOAD consortium meeting, hosted by Hafen Wien GmbH.
The MultiRELOAD project aims to further strengthen the role of inland ports in Europe by developing innovative inland port solutions for efficient, effective and sustainable multimodality, see also www.multireload.eu.
General Assemblies such as this one are of utmost importance to align the members of the different work packages of the project. By meeting with the project partners and discussing the next steps in person, the Interregional Alliance for the Rhine-Alpine Corridor EGTC can prepare for the inclusion of multimodal innovations (of which seven demonstrations are foreseen in the near future) in policy platform dialogues. For this reason, EGTC-led workshops are foreseen later in the project. Stay tuned!
In between the plenary sessions and dedicated break-out working groups, consortium partners were able to enjoy an exclusive port tour highlighting some unique aspects of the tri-modal Port of Vienna.
Erwin van der Linden
Rhine Alpine Talk #15 Oct. 13th – Perspectives of the Merger
Rhine Alpine Talk #15 Perspectives of the Merger – Towards a new North-Sea-Rhine-Mediterranean Corridor
The 15th edition of the Rhine Alpine Talks on October 13th 11.00 – 12.30 h, tackles the topic of the upcoming Merger of the two TEN-T corridors and the resulting consequences and ramifications for the corridor stakeholders. The integration of the nine Core Network Corridors with the eleven Rail Freight Corridors in a common set of ‘European Transport Corridors’ constitutes a major element of the revised TEN-T proposal. The Rhine-Alpine Corridor is proposed to be merged with the North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor to form one major European transport corridor.
While striving for maximum stability of the existing TEN-T network, this merger brings certain challenges such as the identification of an extended core network, which has been fully integrated into the corridors.
The purpose of this event is to enable key stakeholders of the corridor to present their perspectives and expectations on the upcoming merger from their unique positions, be it from a regional, macroregional, transport, or logistics point-of-view.
This event is held in an online roundtable format with 4-5 participants and one moderator, wherein a discussion follows after opening statements of each participant (3-4 minutes each).
Programme Oct. 13th
11.00 h Introduction of the Speakers
11.10 h Opening Statements of the Speakers
11:30 h Panel discussion
12:15 h Final statements
12.30 h End
- Coordinator’s/Macroregional perspective
Professor Péter Balázs, Coordinator North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor
- Rail Freight Corridor Perspective
Marc Adler, Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine EEIG
- Inland Waterways Perspective
Karin De Schepper, Inland Navigation Europe
- Passenger Transport Perspective
Paul Leslie, Association Trans Europe TGV
- Southern Perspective:
Paolo Balistreri, Confindustria Piemonte
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