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EU pays the ferrymen – not enough

[ February 25, 2017   //   ]

The new chief executive of the Interferry trade association, Mike Corrigan, called for more European Union involvement and investment in the ferry sector at European Shipping Week in Brussels on 27 February. He asked why only 3% of total European transport funding is devoted to ferries despite the sector’s major contribution to Europe’s economy and official policy of shifting goods from road to sea.

He added that, in 2015, European ferries carried 34.3 million trailers – an increase of 45 in ten years.