The proposed action aims at improving MoS capacity along a corridor from the Iberian Peninsula to the UK. The proposed action's main objectives are to increase modal shift from road onto the Spanish Hinterland rail network and to improve the efficiency of the link in the multimodal transport chain of this corridor; in particular ensuring that the MoS route from Bilbao to Tilbury has suitable infrastructure, superstructure and information technology to handle the forecasted increase in cargo volumes.
In this respect "IBUK" – Intermodal Corridor will focus on:
- Rail infrastructure for a new Port-Railway logistics terminal in El Prado, Spain
- Infrastructure at the Port of Tilbury to ensure efficient handling of freight
- The development of an innovative Information Technology system, the "Intermodal Corridor Community System"
State of progress on 31 December 2012:
The project has started as planned and will completed by December 2014. Some delays have occurred in the infrastructure activities, whereas the IT pilot activity is progressing as planned.
Total project cost covered by this Decision:
Percentage of EU support:
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Member States involved:
Spain, United Kingdom
Start date: October 2011
End date: December 2014
Beneficiaries & Implementing bodies:
Port of Tilbury (London) Ltd
Port of Bilbao Authority
Coordinator’s Report of the Priority Project
European Commission, DG MOVE