The main goal of the project was to boost the external relations between the EU and Latin American countries, focusing on the sector of co-modal and intermodal freight transport.
The project objective concerned stimulating sustainable freight transport systems with Latin American countries. In order to achieve this, the work plan of ENABLE entailed inventories and surveys to obtain a sound picture of the situation of intermodal freight transport in Latin America. State-of-the-art reviews in Europe allowed for the identification of strengths and innovations of the European freight transport industry and research and provide concrete road maps to facilitate their effective transfer to the target areas.
Special attention was paid to networking and partnership building actions that will strengthen the dialogue between Europe and Latin America, and foster international cooperation between the two geographical areas. A stakeholders Forum was established in Latin America. Furthermore, forum sessions, conferences and other dissemination actions contributed to the visibility of the project results and engaged the stakeholders of both sides in a fruitful dialogue. The partners of the project comprised a team that covered all disciplines that were essential and necessary for the successful implementation of the work plan.
The two Latin American partners had a deep knowledge of the intermodal freight transport activities in their countries and the greater region, and they played the role of agents in the knowledge transfer activities. The European partners were three of the most active organisations in the continent with respect to inter modal freight transport activities. The consortium was assisted by the European Intermodal Association (EIA) by engaging its extensive know-how in European innovations, as well as its members expertise and contacts in the Latin American inter modal transport society