The ‘Maritime Transport Cluster (MTC)’ held its kick off meeting of WP 4 and WP 5 in Brussels on 8th of September 2011. The venue was kindly hosted by the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works in their premises.

During the first months of the MTC project thirteen out of fourteen identified transport related projects within Interreg IV B supported the MTC by filling in the sent questionnaire and enabled the MTC to proceed as planned with the analyses in WP 3. Analyses were executed by the Hamburg University of Technology and the Transport Research Institute of the Edinburgh Napier University.

During the successful meeting the presentation of the draft report (WP 3) took place and was discussed. This report will provide the input for WP 4 and WP 5. The final report of WP 3 is expected to be ready by beginning of October this year. The workflow is on schedule and next activities will follow as planned.

We thank all projects for their support and will keep in touch with them. Feedback rounds to maritime transport related projects will be issued soon.