#S68 Enhancing freight Mobility and logistics in the BSR by strengthening inland waterway and river sea transport and proMoting new internAtional shipping services (EMMA)

Priority Area Transport - Improving internal and external transport links

The main project focuses on inland and river-sea shipping transport modes, which currently do not play an adequate role in the transport systems of the BSR despite the opportunities and advantages they offer. EMMA will facilitate inland shipping getting the attention and support it needs to become a more important part of future traffic system of the BSR. The project will especially focus on less developed waterway systems and market segments in the Region (e.g. general, bulk or oversized cargo) by supporting the existing lobby organisations. The main project will study and identify realistic measures to boost ship transport as well as look for ways of removing financial and administrative barriers. Finally new international transport services will be established at selected origins-destinations where profitability appears realistic.


Seed money project partnership:

  • Port of Hamburg Marketing Regd. Assn. (DE)
  • Klaipeda Shipping Research Centre (LT)
  • Viktoria Swedish ICT (SE)
  • Regional Council of North Karelia (FI)


Mr Stefan Breitenbach; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.