Position of the European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP) on the TEN-T Guidelines
As the unique representative of inland ports in Europe since 1994, EFIP comprises 200 inland ports located in 19 Member States of the EU and Switzerland, Serbia and Ukraine. The European inland ports fulfil the role of multimodal hubs that are essential in enabling green logistics. For inland ports the Trans European Network – Transport (TEN-T) is foundational in realising the European Green Deal goals.
EFIP welcomed the publication of the TEN-T Guidelines Regulation proposal in December 2021. The emphasis on multimodal transport, the integration of the rail freight corridors, the new Good Navigation Status (GNS) inland shipping framework and the increased focus on climate resilience are essential in ensuring the strength and success of European logistics in the future. EFIP has studied the proposal and analysed its impact and needed considerations. This has culminated in the attached position and recommendations.