Santander, Spain (PortSEurope) September 12, 2017 – Santander port will host the upcoming annual meeting of the Spanish association for the promotion of shortsea shipping transport (SPC Spain) on October 28.
The meeting will gather some 120 professionals who will discuss the new problems and opportunities in the sector, including the environmental requirements, the Med-Atlantic ecobonus, the effects of Brexit and the new rules for freight transport in the European Union by road.
Santander port has a special interest in promoting initiatives of this type, as it is a harbour that is very active in the shortsea shipping transport which needs a more ample strategy, the president of Santander port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Santander), Jaime González, said.
The Med-Atlantic ecobonus has attracted a serious interest by companies active in the sector as it could partially compensate the cost for complying with the EU road freight transport rules.
The Med-Atlantic ecobonus is a project of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) of the European Commission, whose main objective is to contribute to the further policy development of the Motorways of the Sea. It aims to design a new effective and sustainable incentive Scheme (ECOBONUS) to support intermodal freight transportation via the increase of demand for Motorways of the Sea and is aligned with the framework and new priorities of the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) policy.
Source: Diario del Puerto
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