Inland waterway transport has a great potential and it is competing to road and rail transportation modes. EU transport policy points to restrict pollutant emissions from transport and to shift cargoes from overloaded roads to the sustainable modes of transport. The aim of the “Future potential of Inland Waterways” project is the inland waterways promotion, providing waterway transport a stronger position in the transport system and the increasing the commercial use of inland waterways as transport corridors. In order to promote inland waterways INFUTURE project takes a comprehensive approach to find the profitable and environmental-friendly waterway transportation solution.
The project identify the most efficient ways to use multimodal transportation options and handle cargo. Project also examines the legislation on freight traffic as well as Finnish and Russian customs policies. It is important to examine what impact the current regulation has on transport volumes and and what could be done to make regulation support the increasing cargo flows. It would be important to understand more deeply the Finnish and Russian points of growth in the field of inside waterway transportation. The transshipping alternative enables to link inside waterways to the global transport system in a more effective manner considering existing ship assets.
- Studies on cargo volumes, inland ports, IWR regulation, multimodality
- International benchmarking and best practices
- Recommendations for the vessel concept
- Online IWT service development
- International cooperation in IWT education
- Model of Transshipment Hub
16.12.2018 ”Paine ilmastotekoihin kasvaa”
17.2.2019 ”Kasvava paine hillitä ympäristötuhoja siirtää kuljetuksia maanteiltä sisävesille”
Toomas Lybeck “Prosperous Future of Inland Waterways” 2019
Tatiana Pantina, Tamara Volkova, Toomas Lybeck WP1.1: Inland waterway transportation and its prospects in Russia and Finland 2019
Bachelor’s thesis Degree programme in Logistics 2020, Pinja Koskela & Oskari Pohjonen
- Legislation and custom policies in inland waterway transport between Finland and Russia, INFUTURE project