ROMANIAN INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION – R.I.A.-. Role of the Promotion Centres in Intermodal and ShortSea Shipping Transports Connecting through intermodality! . European Framework The White Paper for Transport (2001)- "European transport policy”
Role of the Promotion Centres in Intermodal and ShortSea Shipping Transports
Connecting through intermodality!
The White Paper for Transport (2001)-
"European transport policy”
- establishes the Programme for Short Sea Shipping promotion;
- basis for Memorandum of Understanding between member states;
- support for Terms of Reference for each Shortsea Promotion Center.
Mid-term review of the 2001 Transport White Paper-
"Keep Europe Moving“
- sets up the basis for promoting the Intermodal transport in Europe in terms
of quality, competence, training, sustainability, reliability, efficiency and cost
Transport policy goals are changing. Today, development of intermodality (co-modality), which means the efficient use of
transport modes operating on their own or in multimodal integration, has become (together with logistics point of view) very important transport sector development trend.
“Short Sea Shipping means the movement of cargo and passengers by sea between ports situated in geographical Europe or between those ports and ports situated in non-European countries having a coastline on the enclosed seas bordering Europe.
Short sea shipping includes domestic and international maritime transport, including feeder services, along the coast and to and from the islands, rivers and lakes. The concept of short sea shipping also extends to maritime transport between the Member States of the Union and Norway and Iceland and other States on the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.”
source: European Shortsea Network
SPC - Belgium
Independent of individual regions or ports, the SPCs act in the interests
of all cargo-movers – whether owners, shippers or operators. Funded by both
public and private sectors, all share the mission of demonstrating that sea
transport is reliable, safe, cost-effective and technically advanced.
Aim to convince cargo owners forwarders, operators and other industries of the advantage of Shortsea shipping, rise of public awareness of the potential of SSS through: dissemination of information, presentations, conferences, seminars, studies, creation of database, training, websites
Shippers and forwarders
Logistics/transport service providers, including road hauliers
Shortsea shipping lines, ship owners and agents, ports
EU bodies and national governments
Inland shipping and rail
The ROMANIAN INTERMODAL ASSOCIATION (R.I.A.) was founded in december2006, upon an initiative of the Romanian Ministry of Transports, Constructions andTourism together with public authorities and private companies acting in the field of transports. The center is a professional non-profit entity addressing to all interested parties in promoting and developing the field of intermodal transports and its auxiliary activities.