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Current opinion poll shows broad opposition to planned trials of mega trucks
2010 was a record year for shortsea shipping, the transport along the coastline of Europe. Last year, almost 135 tonnes of shortsea cargo has been handled in the four Flemish ports.
Some lorries could be allowed to use longer trailers after independent research showed that this could cut carbon without compromising safety.
The procedure of adoption of the Marco Polo Work Programme 2011 is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2011. However, due to the planned changes to be introduced in the Call for Proposals 2011, the actual Call text laying down detailed rules for submission and selection of specific actions to be funded under the programme in 2011 will be adopted separately from the Work Programme 2011 and is expected to be published in the second quarter of 2011.