The Netherlands: Port of Rotterdam Secures Infrastructure Funding
The port of Rotterdam will receive EUR 5 million from the EU programme for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) for a rail terminal and inland shipping cranes at the new container terminals on Maasvlakte 2.
Brussels is also providing EUR 300,000 for a study into a new rail corridor between Rotterdam and Warsaw.
The Netherlands received a total of EUR 30 million for nine projects, including the planned sea lock in the Ghent-Terneuzen canal.
More targeted support
The aim of TEN-T is to create a single transport network in the European Union by land, water and air. This will make it simple for people and cargo to move from A to B. The Dutch government and the Port of Rotterdam Authority are strongly in favour of a more targeted use of EU resources to realise infrastructure. Projects should have actual European added value and be located on transit connections between the economic and population centres by road, rail, water and air. This is hugely important to the Netherlands, as three of the ten European corridors run through this country.
Source: Port of Rotterdam Authority, August 14, 2012