Regional and national policy makers in all Member States
The Watertruck+ project aims to achieve a solution that is complementary to the existing inland waterways activities. The aim is to equip the market with business cases for a large European fleet of vessels by rolling out the Watertruck concept in various European regions.
- The aim of the project is to use the new Watertrucks on freight flows that are currently transported by road and on new flows, thereby increasing the market share of inland waterways in the European modal split. Watertruck+ wants to contribute to moving more goods from the over congested European roads towards the available capacity on the waterways, increasing the throughput on TEN-T corridors and unlocking the economic potential in regions with small waterways.
- Lower CO2 emissions by at least 25% in comparison to the emissions of the existing inland waterways fleet, and to achieve a noxious substances emission level that at least satisfies the emission criteria of EURO VI standards for road transport, or equivalent.