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Southern Europe is banking on container shipping to boost ro-ro

MEDITERRANEAN. Ports in southern Europe are working hard to lure container traffic from Anvers and Rotterdam. An increase in ro-ro traffic could follow in its wake. Read more


Ro-ro traffic gets a boost in Marseille thanks to higher volume container flows

Marseille is banking on container shipping to regain its position as the leading port in the Mediterranean. These investments will also benefit ro-ro services. Read more


Development of the port of Rijeka continues thanks to the “Gateway Projekt”

Since 2003, almost €190 million has been invested in Rijika, Croatia’s largest port, to boost its competitiveness and link it the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). A further €31 million has been allocated for 2015. Read more


The Port of Barcelona looks ahead to 2020

The Port of Barcelona aims to improve road and rail access in a bid to increase goods traffic by 50% thanks to scheduled investments in cooperation with the local government (Generalitat of Catalonia) and the state (Ministry of Equipment). Read more


Portugal banks on ro-ro services to strengthen its links to Europe

The port of Leixões near Porto hopes to become less peripheral in Europe by developing ro-ro services thanks to a 26m-long ramp and a 310m-long quay. Read more


Algeciras aims to defend its title as the “Port of the Mediterranean”

The Port of Algeciras aims to maintain its leading position in goods handling in the Mediterranean by reaching 100 million tonnes this year. Read more



The Port of Patras will be linked to the Greek railway network by 2020

Athens aims to open up the country via modernisation of its ports and road and railway networks. Priority will be given to infrastructures connecting ro-ro services to railway lines and the Port of Patras should be the first to benefit by 2020. Read more


A high speed rail connection for new ports at Ashdod and Eilat

Israel will soon have new ports at Eilat on the Red Sea and Ashdod on the Mediterranean. To facilitate the transport of freight, a high speed railway line will connect the two seas.. Read more


Friday, April 24th 2015

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