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Interesting Facts & Trends
Current transport patterns are at a turning point. We see an increasing number of companies looking for innovative transport solutions by waterway to save costs and emissions. Rivers and canals do by the way much more than transport, they are lifelines for the communities they cross.
With a small share in the overall freight traffic in the EU, inland shipping is highly significant in regions with navigable waterways and set to become even more important.
The oldest means of transport is reinventing itself with the newest technologies to become leaner and greener.
Climate change, dwindling natural resources and traffic jams all point to the necessity of creating different and more sustainable ways of transport in Europe.
On rivers and canals, there are bursts of activities that can happily co-exist. This turns waterways into arteries for the economy, providing good return on integrated investment.