The EU wants to reduce transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. A shift from road to water could bring this goal closer, but so far inland shipping has not been used uniformly well across Europe, says Matthias Prandtstetter of the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT). The AIT is one of the 27 project partners in the Innovation Driven Collaborative European Inland Waterways Transport Network (IW-NET) project, which develops and tests various innovations for European inland navigation. Together they want to contribute to a sustainable, future-oriented freight transport network. Prandtstetter tells Innovation Origins about this initiative.
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