The project and its partners
The European Weastflows project (INTERREG IVB program for North-West Europe) scheduled to run for four years (2011 - 2014) is designed to improve freight transport and the associated logistics in North-West Europe and to ease the congestion in the ports on the Northern Range and on the traditional North-South sea routes by:
encouraging a modal shift from the use of road transport to more sustainable modes (rail, short sea and river transport); promoting the flow of goods on a West-East axis.
Jointly led by the Transport & Logistics Regional Centre for Innovation and Technology Transfer (CRITT) in Le Havre and the Institute for Sustainability (IFS) in London, the project involves 22 european partners, including the Town Planning Agency of Le Havre and Seine Estuary Area (AURH) and thirty observers. The project covers seven countries: Germany, Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.