The EU project PLATINA3 (Platform for the implementation of a future inland navigation action programme) officially terminated on 30/06/2023. PLATINA3 was a Horizon 2020 funded EU ‘Coordination and support action’ (CSA) which centred around inland navigation and waterways. It provided targeted coordination and support activities to promote Inland Waterways Transport (IWT) in Europe and was the successor of previous projects PLATINA and PLATINA II.
justASK! has assisted the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) in a comprehensive desk study about elaborating measures to increase the market shares of IWT by expanding its integration into smart, synchro-modal transport chains reflecting the needs of Europe’ new industrial future, circular economy, and decarbonisation goals. justASK! has performed a gap analyses on R&D actions, and research on challenges and best practices for modal shift, mainly focussing on new types of vessels, loading units, and the associated infrastructure.