• Enhancing
    freight mobility and logistics in the Baltic Sea Region
    inland waterway and river sea transport
    new international shipping services

EMMA is funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020, which supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region. 

The EMMA project aims at tackling the challenges and opportunities focusing on inland- and river-sea shipping. Especially increasing the modal share of inland- and river-sea shipping to, from and between Baltic Sea Region countries, fostering a better integration of inland- and river-sea shipping in the BSR transport chains and the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region.

The project is lead by Port of Hamburg Marketing Reg. Assoc. and executed together with twenty project partners from DE, FI, LT, PL and SE. The total budget available amounts to EUR 4.42 million of which EUR 3.45 million is co-financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme (ERDF). The EMMA project's lifetime is from March 2016 to February 2019.

Some News


EMMA was presented at the international ministerial conference in Poland

EMMA got attention at the International Ministerial Conference “Connecting by Inland Navigation”.

Lake Saimaa

Freight traffic in Lake Saimaa on the rise

Cargo volumes in Saimaa grew by 6 percent compared to the previous season.


EMMA seminar at the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR


Sweden lacks IWW classified ships despite the legislation

The EMMA expert article calls for rethinking and redoing in order to introduce a fourth means of transport in Sweden.


Study of inland motor barge navigation under ice conditions published

Together with the EMMA project partner Avatar Logistics, the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) has performed a feasibility study for inland barges op


EMMA organized an excursion to the new ship’s hoist

EMMA Annual Conference was followed by an excursion to a new ship’s hoist Niederfinow.

Some Facts

Project Partners
Associated Partners
Target Groups

EMMA - funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020

The Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 supports integrated territorial development and cooperation for a more innovative, better accessible and sustainable Baltic Sea region.

The Programme is an agreement between EU member states Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden and the northern parts of Germany as well as partner countries Norway, Belarus and the northwest regions of Russia. The Programme is funded by the European Union and approved by the European Commission.

The Programme funds come from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI) and Norwegian national funding. Project partners co-finance activities with their own resources.

Projects have to involve at least three partners from three different countries from the Programme area. Total project budgets typically range between EUR 1.5 and 4.5 million for seven or more partners working together for two to three years.

The Programme offers funding for four thematic priorities: (1) Capacity for Growth (2) Management of Natural Resources, (3) Sustainable Transport and (4) EU Strategy Support.

More information on aims of the programme, funding possibilities and how to get involved: https://www.interreg-baltic.eu/home.html

EMMA in good company


EMMA was approved as flagship in the Policy Area Transport of the EUSBSR.

The project’s flagship status reflects the importance the European Commission attaches to the further development of inland navigation in the Baltic Sea Region!

Cooperation with the “Good navigation Status” initiative of the European Commission DG MOVE by providing input to the:

“Study on support measures for the implementation of the TEN-T Core Network related to sea ports, inland ports and inland waterway transport”.

More than 50 Organisations supporting EMMA to bring this project to success!

J O I N U S !

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