Links with the strategic framework
On the one hand, maritime safety is a major preoccupation in this area on account of the heavy volumes of traffic and its diversity: freight shipping, cross-Channel ferries, pleasure craft and commercial fishing vessels.
On the other hand, an enhancement of the attractiveness and competitiveness of communications is a vital condition for developing co-operation between maritime regions: improved intermodal transfer possibilities (e.g. ferry train) can make a valuable contribution.
Links will be established with the NWE INTERREG IIIB FINESSE project dealing with freight intermodality and exchange on seas and straits in Europe. SEEDA, Lead partner of the FINESSE project, will participate in the Maritime Transport working group and be in a position to ensure complementarities and synergies between both projects.
- Production of a Maritime Traffic Map to be updated
annually showing the superimposition of the specific approaches
habitually considered in isolation, but clearly operating jointly over
the whole Channel area: intercontinental and European freight traffic,
cross-Channel traffic, fisheries traffic and sailing. This alone
represents a key aspect of safety.
- Definition and testing of an Intermodal Links Tool for
identifying/ evaluating the most efficient intermodal links for
transport operators and regional transports authorities, with
consultation via Internet.
- Training-action seminar: Preventive Plan. To lay down
the foundations of a preventive plan based not on surveillance, but on
the identification of sector-specific approaches to various types of
traffic and on a global approach to means of
- Tests for the improvement of Intermodal Links by organising concerted actions through operators, in order to increase the attractiveness of these cross-Channel links.