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Impacts from sustainable waterborne mobility

Europe has the clear goal of becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050 defined in the European Green Deal (2019). 

With transport contributing around 5% to EU GDP and employing more than 10 million people in Europe, the transport system is critical to European businesses and global supply chains. At the same time, transport is not without costs to our society: greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions, noise, road crashes and congestion. Europe`s goal of being the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 requires ambitious changes in transport. 

Impact goals

The European Green Deal has developed a separate strategy that provides clear targets for how Europe will achieve the first milestone in 2030 on the way to a zero-emissions society that is called the Sustainable & Smart mobility strategy (European Commission 2020).  
It has the following strategic goals in this strategy is closely connected to what our technology can enable: 

Transport by inland waterways and short sea shipping will increase by 25% by 2030


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By 2030, there will be at least 100 climate-neutral cities in Europe


By 2030, integrated electronic ticketing facilitates seamless multimodal passenger transport


Make mobility affordable and accessible in all regions and for all passengers


By 2030, automated mobility will be deployed on large scale


Inland waterway transport (IWT) is one of the most CO2-efficient transport modes per ton of goods carried, using only 17 % of the energy needed by often-congested road transport and 50 % of rail transport. The sector already plays an important economic role in transporting both goods and passengers in Europe. However, it has an untapped potential for increasing its capacity, which warrants the renewed attention it has recently attracted, in the light of sustainable development (Briefing, Inland waterway transport in the EU, EPRS 2022). 


Maritime autonomy is seen closely connected to the green transition in the maritime fleet and is trending rapidly in several segments. The acceptance for artificial intelligence is maturing throughout society. Hence, we believe now is the right timing for launching our technical solutions. 

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