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A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

18-03-2019 - Hearing on the role of inland waterways in the intermodal transport system

TRAN 19-03-2019 - 17:09
Harbour, crane, container ship, truck, train, multimodal

In order to achieve the ambitious goals of the Union to reduce the CO2 emissions, it will be important to unleash the full potential of the inland waterway transport. Interface with other modes of transport needs to be fully interoperable and efficient in order to achieve a modal shift towards this sustainable mode of transport. Innovation in the sector, including digitalisation and modernisation of the fleet will be crucial factors to achieve these goals.

On 18 March, experts shared their views with Members on how to make better use of inland waterway transport in the intermodal transport system and how to increase the market share of this sector to achieve the objectives of the Union to increase the efficiency and sustainability of transport, in particular with regard the transport of freight. The hearing took place on 18 March 2019 at 15.00 in room PHS 1A2 from where it was webstreamed.

    Draft hearing programme
    Inland Waterways and Ports - presentation
    Maritime University of Sczcecin - presentation
    EFIP - presentation
    Koninklijke BLN-Schuttevaer - presentation