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The Marco Polo programme: key for sustainable mobility

The Marco Polo programme: key for sustainable mobility

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  1. The Marco Polo programme: key for sustainable mobility

  2. MACO POLO - MARKET CONTEXT • annual freight transport growth much higher than overall economic growth • road +35%, short sea shipping +31%, inland waterway +9%,rail +6% • short sea shipping: strong, sustained dynamism • inland waterway: considerable unexploited potential • rail: halted relative decline since 2001, higher increase in states with early market opening • environmental impacts of transport remain high: 1% of GDP, road congestion cost 1% of GDP

  3. MARCO POLO – POLITICAL CONTEXT • 2001: Transport White Paper: intermodality as key concept (shifting the balance, linking the modes) • 2003: MARCO POLO programme (2003-2006) to support intermodal services and alternatives to road-only transport until commercial viability • 2006: Keep Europe Moving - Mid-term review of 2001 White Paper • co-modality: promotion of optimal use and integration of modes (continuity of policy, no U-turn) • logistics: using existing capacities more efficiently, cutting costs, reducing environmental impact

  4. MARCO POLO I • MARCO POLO I (2003 – 2006) : shifting freight off the road to more environmental friendly transport modes – modal shift • Budget: € 102 million • 4 Calls for proposals published • 3 different action types: Modal shift actions, Common learning actions and Catalyst actions

  5. MARCO POLO I – OVERALL RESULTS

  6. MARCO POLO I – GLOBAL OBJECTIVES

  7. Unea 083 Vaasa Belfast Cork 059 035 Moerdijk Antwerpen Zeebrugge Köln 038 082 023 Le Havre 059 035 014 München 024 Traunreut Lambach 008 Graz 042 Trieste 023 Santander 082 060 Istanbul Figueira da Foz Barcelona Thessaloniki 088 Salerno Valencia Huelva Cartagena Palermo Cadiz 014 Marco Polo I Call 2003 New modally shifted routes SSS: Mediterranean Sea, North Sea, Atlantic & East Sea Rail: NL/BE to South Eastern Europe

  8. Padborg 061 Lübeck Lübeck Hamburg Birmingham 061 040 Rotterdam 009 031 040 Limay 051 Le Havre 051 050 München 023 026 009 034 Verona Koper Piacenza 023 Ribadeo Bologna Santander Bilbao Livorno Figueira da Foz 049 Setúbal Setúbal Valencia Sevilla 026 Marco Polo I Call 2004 New modally shifted routes SSS: in the same geographical areas Rail: more widespread + DE to IT 1 IWW

  9. Eskilstuna Ventspils Göteborg 018 058 040 Esbjerg 058 Gdansk Rostock 013 034 Poznan 018 Rotterdam 015 034 Duisburg 034 034 Essen Zeebrugge 015 028 013 011 053 Passau Offenburg 047 041 015 015 Golbey 028 011 Lyon Milano 053 015 053 Genova Vidin Marin Livorno 027 011 Piombino Aveiro Toulon Civitavecchia Le Boulou Istanbul Barcelona 009 Taranto 051 015 Setúbal Koropi 009 Huelva 051 051 Tanger Marco Polo I Call 2005 New modally shifted routes SSS: also Baltic Sea Rail: also FR, Scandinavia & new East-west corridors

  10. Poznan Lübeck Hamburg Köln 006 ● Magdeburg Duisburg 018 Barking Gliwice 015 028 Genk 009 Ronet 030 037 Pardubice Ludwigshafen 010 022 Gyor Ottmarsheim 030 027 037 017 037 Lambach 011 Timisoara 037 Arad Cervignano Novara 020 023 Pitesti Tortona Piacenza 028 005 Genoa 022 Gardenna Vitoria 015 Lavéra Marseille Zaragoza Tarragona Valencia Marco Polo I Call 2006 New modally shifted routes 1 IWW: river Elbe Rail: BE, ES, RO well presented

  11. MARCO POLO I – TRANSPORT MODES

  12. MARCO POLO I – ACTION TYPES

  13. MARCO POLO I – SHIFTED TKM PER 1€ GRANT

  14. MP I – GOOD CHANCES FOR GOOD PROJECTS

  15. MARCO POLO II • Continuing Marco Polo I with larger scale and scope • Duration: 2007-2013 • Budget: 450 M € more than twofold increase of annual budget • Larger possibility to finance infrastructure – if linked to the service • Larger geographical scope – close third countries • 5 action types; 2 new innovative ones: • Motorways of the Sea • Traffic Avoidance Actions

  16. MARCO POLO II – Key Features • objective: shift international increase in road freight off the road (road freight transport estimated growth of 20.5 billion tkm/year in EU-25 in the period 2007 to 2013) • risk funding, business-driven • all segments of international freight (except air) • services only <> no research, studies or (core) infrastructure

  17. MARCO POLO II – Key Features • legal entity: commercial undertakings only (private or public) • eligible for participation: • EU-27 Member States • “close third countries” • eligible for EC-funding: • EU-27 Member States • EFTA & EEA States after conclusion of specific agreement • Candidate and close third countries after Memoranda of Understanding • European dimension • international routes (EU Member States and close third countries) • min. 2 undertakings,1 of them in EU – but exceptionally also1 EU MS

  18. MARCO POLO II – Key Features • Eligible costs: only costs incurred after submission date of the application – even if the action starts earlier • No profit allowed: during the (accumulated) years for funding – does not exclude the possibility to show profit sometime in the period • Viability: - the project should show profit and continue after MP funding • No state aid allowed: maximum combined public grant allowed = maximum subsidy rate of eligible costs of each action type (35% - 50%)

  19. MARCO POLO II – Key Features • No unacceptable distortion of competition: - a detailed justification must be given! • Credibility essential: proven by letters of intent/commitment, good business plan, market study etc. –presently the main reason for failing the evaluations! • Financial capacity: last annual financial statement • Technical capacity: track records and experience of all partners, CV’s etc.

  20. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Modal shift actions • New or significantly enhanced existing transport services • Robust, not necessarily innovative: just shift freight off the road • Maximum subsidy of 1 € per 500 tkm shifted • Minimum grant threshold: 500 000 € or 250 M tkm shifted • Subsidy rate up to 35 % • Maximum duration 3 years

  21. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Catalyst actions • Overcoming structural market barriers • Highly innovative: causing a real breakthrough • Subsidy rate up to 35% • Minimum grant threshold: 2 M € • Maximum duration 5 years

  22. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Common learning actions • Improve co-operation and sharing of know-how • Mutual training: coping with an increasingly complex transport & logistics market • Subsidy rate up to 50% • Minimum subsidy threshold 250 000 € • Duration up to 2 years

  23. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Motorways of the Sea • frequent, large volume intermodal services based on SSS • Subsidy rate up to 35% • Maximum subsidy of 1 € per 500 tkm shifted • Minimum subsidy threshold 2,5 M€ - at least 1.25 billion tkm to be shifted per contract • Duration up to 5 years

  24. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Motorways of the Sea • same general objective of sustainable efficient transport but different approach • funding is fully complementary

  25. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Traffic avoidance actions- innovative integration of production and transport logistics – less empty runs, reduction of volume/weight etc. • Subsidy rate up to 35% • Actual, measurable and sustainable traffic avoidance of at least 10% of the freight volume • Maximum subsidy of 1 € per 500 tkm (or 25 vehicle- km) • Minimum subsidy threshold 1 M€ - at least 500 M tkm (25 M vehicle-km) to be avoided per contract • Duration up to 5 years

  26. MARCO POLO II – Key Features Ancillary infrastructure – Funding rules • Infrastructure required for timely completion ofnew modally shifted transport service • Works are completed within 24 months after start of action • Transport service starts within 3 months after the completion of the works • Other EU funding, especially TEN-T funding, is excluded • Total aid (state aid and EC funding) not more than 50% of eligible costs • For all action types except MOD and CLA actions

  27. MARCO POLO II – Results of Call 2007 Very good chances for good proposals!

  28. MARCO POLO II – Results of Call 2007

  29. MARCO POLO II – Results of Call 2007

  30. ◘ Götteborg 048 016 028 Gdansk ◘ 015 007 ◘ Gdynia 037 014 Lübeck ◘ Hamburg ◘ Bremerhaven◘ ◘ Birmingham 015 048 Hannover ◘ 039 Gent ◘ 022 030 ◘ Rotterdam ◘ Zebrzydowice Scheerness ◘ Poole ◘ ◘ Hockenheim ◘ Wüppertal Melnik ◘ Maubeuge ◘ ◘ Genk 028 ◘ Frankfurt ◘ Mannheim 026 Le Havre ◘ ◘ Regensburg ◘ Stuttgart 020 Waghäusel◘ 020 ◘ Passau Ingolstadt ◘ 009 ◘ Wels 039 003 004 027 018 037 ◘ Arad Szeged ◘ 046 030 Pitesti ◘ Timisoara ◘ 054 037 Volvic ◘ 046 020 ◘ Verona 020 020 ◘ Vidin Sassuola ◘ Bilbao ◘ Genoa ◘ Santander ◘ ◘ Carrara 020 024 ◘ Sète ◘ Livorno 017 ◘ Istanbul ◘Pescara 043 039 Civitavecchia ◘ ◘ Barcelona 044 Castellon ◘ 030 054 Murcia ◘ ◘ Cartagena Marco Polo I Call 2007 New modally shifted routes Very evenly distributed map: except for the East Mediterranean area which is not covered ◘ Almeria

  31. MARCO POLO II – What‘s next? • Next Call for proposals beginning 2008; deadline March/April – almost no changes compared to Call 2007 • 1st quarter of 2008: transfer of Marco Polo project management to EACI – Executive Agency of Competitiveness & Innovation

  32. Thank you for your attention! MARCO POLO Help Desk http://ec.europa.eu/transport/marcopolo/index_en.htm Email: tren-marco-polo@ec.europa.eu Phone: +32 (02) 29-96448 Fax: +32 (02) 29-63765