Althium Guillermo Massot
 Ports and Shipping Althium

Business Planning – European Commission's Marco Polo I & II


Independent expert advisor role to the Marco Polo programme. Marco Polo is the European Union's funding programme for projects which shift freight from the road to sea, rail and inland waterways, targeting less congestion, less pollution and more reliable and efficient intra-EU freight transportation.

Scope of works covered (40 projects evaluated):

  • Economic feasibility of rail, combined transport and short sea shipping services
  • Assessment of eligibility for EU funding and adjustment to EU’s transport policy
  • Risk profile of the various services
  • Issue of recommendations to the European Commission


Several projects evaluated were approved for EU funding and continue to be in operation.

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