Enhancing the maritime
The maritime potential of NWE is very significant, as the
region boasts a large number of seaports which are among the largest in the
world, and a hinterland stretching beyond the borders of the co-operation area.
Maritime transport is an essential functional component of NWE not only for
external and internal accessibility but also for economic growth. This priority
seeks to enhance the maritime functions of NWE while promoting more sustainable
forms of development of maritime/costal areas and seaport hinterlands.
This priority acknowledges the geographical fragmentation of
NWE caused by seas. It seeks to improve the territorial integration between the
British Isles and the NWE mainland zones by means of transnational co-operation
on a broad range of topics, such as mobility/accessibility, business promotion,
natural resource management and tourism. An important focus will be the
co-operation between sea and inland ports and between regions across seas.
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Sea-inland ports, other transport providers and relevant
administrations within the hinterland of a large maritime hub could co-operate
to ensure logistical integration, such as ticketing, information systems and
the exploitation of existing infrastructure.
A network of seaports and other competent authorities based
on either side of a common sea (North Sea, Irish Sea or Channel) may develop
and implement a joint strategy to prevent wreckage, accidental pollution and
other major risks.
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