TVLINK EUROPE

Highlight

Natura 2000 is the centerpiece of the European Union nature & biodiversity policy. Is the largest network of protected areas in the world. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats.


Themes

Note: Either you do not have Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer or your Flash Version is outdated. You need Flash Player in order to view this item. Download Flash Player now.


Environment
Runtime: 07'51" | 09-30-2010 14:53:03 | 6828 Hits

Marco Polo supports Europe's inland waterways

With Europe's roads at saturation point it is more important than ever to find alternative ways of transporting freight around the Union. Inland waterways offer an effective and environmentally sound way to help lighten the load. With an efficient, reliable EU-wide network of over 37,000 kilometres that is seriously under-used - industry experts say capacity could easily be increased by 100 % - canals and rivers have a vital role to play. This video shows how the EU's Marco Polo programme is helping to ensure that one of the oldest methods of freight transport in Europe plays its part in helping the EU to chart a course towards a greener horizon. It focuses on three projects in three different countries. In Bulgaria, we see how Marco Polo assistance is helping to develop freight services on the Danube river – a waterway some industry experts say is only being used at 15 percent of it's capacity. The project featured hopes to shift 61,000 trucks away from roads in the Balkan region over three years. In Vienna we see how Marco Polo is supporting an 'e-learning' programme for students training for a career in the logistics industry. The scheme is designed to ensure that these future logistics managers will 'think inland waterways' when deciding how to send goods around the European Union. We also visit Magdeburg in Eastern Germany. Here we see how Marco Polo assistance has helped to develop an innovative shipping scheme that can cope with sending goods on along the river Elbe to link up with Germany's deep water canal network, even in summer months when water levels can be very low.


Locations:
Germany, Austria and Bulgaria.





Format available:
Version:
Download:
PL (Polski)
NL (Nederlands)
IT (Italiano)
ES (español)
B-Roll
International
DE (Deutsch)
FR (Français)
EN (English)
 
No Context Available

PR contact:
Tel: +32 2 537 44 00

Length:
07'51"
Weblinks:
 
ORDER THIS VIDEO