To provide the proper combination of measures for ports to become efficient gateways for SSS freight
The main approaches we take to work towards efficient gateways for SSS freight will focus on two main types of traffic: Ro-ro traffic and container traffic. In particular we distinguish between 3 different scenarios that differ in customs control requirements.
1stly – Ro-ro services connecting EU ports to each other. These routes are also called the EU authorised regular services. The conflicts surround the freight transferred between terminals INside the customs area and terminals OUTside the customs area.
2ndly – Container services being carried out within the European Union, and issues surrounding the terminals within the customs area, intermodality, freight concentration, and multimodal corridors.
Our third focus will be on the short sea services (SSS) that connect EU ports with other intermediate ports outside of the European Community area. We also want to measure the impact of the new customs security amendment from January 1st 2011