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European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP)

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Treurenberg 6
1000 Brussels

Tel.: +32-(0)2-219 82 07
Fax: +32-(0)2-736 63 25

-EFIP is the representation of more than 200 inland ports authorities in 18 countries of Europe.
-EFIP is the voice of the European inland port network and actively accompanies all developments in the field of EU transport and environmental policy.
-EFIP is a partner in EU projects aimed at encouraging intermodal transport by scientific research. It contributes as such to the overall aim of ensuring environmentally and socially sustainable transport and logistics in Europe.
-EFIP is dedicated to emphasize the role of inland ports in the socio-economic development of the European regions and their contribution in the development of a more sustainable intermodal transport chain in Europe.

Since 1994, EFIP’s mission is:
-to act as the unique voice of inland ports in Europe and to highlight and promote their role as nodal points for intermodal transport, combining road, rail, inland waterway and based on geographical accessibility also short-sea shipping.
-to represent the inland ports to the European institutions at European level and other national and international organisations which are concerned with questions of transport, in particular the European Conference of Ministers of Transport, the Economic Commission of the United Nations for Europe, the Central Commission for the Navigation on the Rhine and the Danube Commission
-to take common positions with regard to these questions at European and international level on behalf of European inland ports
-to promote among the public a knowledge of the activities of inland ports and their position in the national and international economy
-to ensure the exchange of information and opinions between its members
-to study those general and scientific questions which are of interest to inland ports, and in particular the problems of transport, and the entirety of the intermodal goods logistics chain

European Inland Ports
European inland ports are multifunctional. They have an important national and regional function in the development of clusters of economic centres of industry and logistics and the development of employment opportunities in the region. Inland ports are the nodes of the urban networks in Europe and provide more and more access to the European transport network by water, railway and road.
Inland ports represent an added value to the economy and the society:
-Inland ports have great number of facilities;
-Inland ports are service providers;
-Inland ports provide for innovative transport concepts;
-Inland ports act as major nodal points;
-Inland ports are added value in the logistics chain;
-Inland ports make a great contribution to the socio-economic development of the hinterland.

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  • CREATING: Concepts to reduce environmental impact and attain optimal transport performance by inland navigation, more

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