• Enhancing
    freight mobility and logistics in the Baltic Sea Region
    Strengthening
    inland waterway and river sea transport
    Promoting
    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 implemented 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

Saimaa, Finland

Successfull Seminar Sessions during Saimaa Cruise!

Long-term plans and innovative solutions are needed to promote sustainable shipping

Hamburg

EMMA contributes to “BSR Access” Project Platform

Port of Hamburg Marketing, the lead Partner of EMMA, represents project EMMA in the BSR Access Platform.

Göta River

EMMA partners explored the Swedish waterways

Future investments in infrastructure were discussed on board of a 104-year-old steamship Bohuslän that sailed along the Göta River.

Baltic Sea region

EMMA ensures inland shipping a better standing in policy and society

Project EMMA, funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 20142020, has actively contributed to raising the awareness

Tallinn

Development of holistic corridor perspective is vital for border-crossing inland navigation

Development of transport corridors ensures smart and innovative cross-border transport and logistics services on the core transport network of the Baltic Sea R

Wittenberge

EMMA paved the way towards a joint declaration of national IWW associations

The association Elbe Alliance (EA) organised the conference “Elbschifffahrtstag”; a joint declaration of eight IWW associations was hand over to German politicians.

Brussels

Good Navigation Status guideline document published by EUCOM

In 2015 the European Commission DG MOVE published the Invitation to tender N° MOVE/B3/2015-224 concerning “Study on support measures for the implementation of the TEN-

Stockholm

Inland navigation solutions for regional logistics were discussed in Stockholm

The Swedish barge operator Avatar Logistics AB, one of the partners in Project EMMA, organized an inland navigation conference in Stockholm together with the City of S

Wroclaw

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.

Tallinn

EMMA seminar at the 9th Annual Forum of the EUSBSR

Sweden

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.

Norrköping

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

Berlin

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.

Berlin

EMMA KEO Annual Conference, 21st Feb. Berlin

Investments, innovations and transnational co-operation needed to strengthen inland shipping

Sweden

AVATAR Logisitcs from SE informs about IWW

Avatar Logistics AB develops logistic solutions on the inland waterways.

Saimaa IWW Info Flyer

Our Finnish project partners developed a new information flyer about Saimaa region. Have alook at it and lear more about Finnish IWW possibilities!

Conference on Perspectives for Inland Navigation & River-Sea-Shipping Markets

We cordially invite you to the conference:

International colloquium on IWW container transport took place in Schwedt

The 21. International Oder - Colloquium entitled “Container transport in the Oder/Havel region” was organized in co-operation with project EMMA.

New locks included into the Swedish infrastructure plan

New locks found their way into the 2018-2029 national infrastructure plan in Sweden.

Video of the unique container barge pilot in Sweden published!

Have a look at the highlights of the container barge transport from Gothenburg to Port of Vänersborg via Göta River

Munich, Germany

EMMA workshop at Transport Logistic Exhibition Forum on 11/5/2017

Project EMMA participated at the Transport Logistic exhibition, which is organized at Messe München from the 9th of May to the 12th of May.

Toruń, Poland

Container cruise along the Vistula River a great success!

On the first promotional and research container cruise along the Vistula River the barge overcame the distance of 440 kilometers from Gdańsk to Warsaw within 9 days.

Hamburg, Germany
One year EMMA!

Highlights of the first year of EMMA. Short overview and illustrations :-)

The project partners from five BSR countries met in Helsinki at the 3rd all-partner meeting, which marked one year of tight co-operation within the project

Vänersborg, Sweden

Container barge pilot gained positive attention in Sweden!

Container barge transport from Port of Gothenburg to Port of Vänersborg via Göta River demonstrated a new logistics concept in Sweden.

Hamburg, Germany

First annual EMMA conference brought Baltic partners together

Around 130 participants from around the Baltic Sea Region gathered in Warsaw to discuss how to enhance inland navigation.

Warsaw, Poland
Copyright: HHM/S.Breitenbach

Enhancement of inland navigation on agenda at the Annual Conference

130 participants from Poland, Germany, Sweden, Lithuania, Finland and Czech Republic gathered in Warsaw on the 21st of November to discuss how to enhance inland naviga

Hamburg, Germany
Copyright: Laura Normio (EMMA project)

Public support needed to harness the potential in inland navigation

EMMA organized a panel that debated the future of inland navigation in Sweden as part of the 7th Strategy Forum for the EUSBSR.

Hamburg, Germany
Copyright: HHM/S. Breitenbach

Invitation to the Annual Conference "Enhancing Inland Navigation"

Port of Hamburg Marketing & the Chambers' Union Elbe/Oder invite you to a joint conference on “Enhancing Inland Navigation” on 21st Nov.

Hamburg, Germany
7th Forum EUSBSR

Invitation to join our EMMA panel discussion during the 7th Forum EUSBSR

EMMA cordially invites you to our panel discussion “How to embed inland navigation in transport chains?" on 8th Nov. 2016 at the 7th Forum EUSBSR.

Hamburg, Germany
Exhibition Area at FBD 2016

EMMA will exhibit on the Fehmarnbelt Days 20-22 Sept 2016 | Hamburg

EMMA will jointly exhibit on the Fehmarnbelt Days 20-22 Sept 2016 with the projects NSB CoRe, Scandria®2Act and TENTacle!

Hamburg, Germany

EMMA is the new flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

During the last meeting of the National Coordinators, the EMMA project was approved as latest flagship in the Policy Area Transport. [...]

Hamburg, Germany

Partners gathered to Kick-off meeting in Hamburg

EMMA project’s kick off meeting in Hamburg brought together 43 representatives from all 21 partner organizations from 5 countries.  [...]

Lappeenranta, Finland
FWA

Finnish Waterway Association’s traditional Winter Seminar

Finnish Waterway Association’s traditional winter seminar in Lappeenranta addressed the Saimaa Canal operating development opportunities, [...]

Antwerp, Belgium

CoRISMa project results as input for EMMA project

CoRISMa, the TEN-T Programme project, funded by the European Commission, was finished in December 2015 after two years of intense cooperation. [...]

Some Facts

21
Project Partners
48
Associated Partners
5
Countries
9
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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