Best practices in waterborne transport: from safety and pier design to energy-efficiency

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The UITP Waterborne Transport Platform has been established to support our members by collecting and sharing expertise and best practices on a variety of topics relating to this unique mode of transport.

In early June 2018, the Platform published a UITP Report on pier design and maintenance, entitled Piers and Pontoons for Passenger Waterborne Transport. The aim of this report is to provide a general overview of piers collected from the members of the Waterborne Transport Platform (including public transport operators and authorities from all over the world), presenting several case studies describing pier facilities, safety equipment, general maintenance and the relationship between pier owners and vessel operators.

Piers are defined as a structure with a deck built out over water and used as a landing place for vessels. They are essential elements in the services of waterborne passenger transport and are an integral part of the system. Their configuration and location will have an influence on passengers’ choice to use water transport services. Thus, understanding the different types of piers in terms of design, as well as best practices to keep them well-maintained, safe and secure is incredibly important.

In addition, the UITP Waterborne Transport Platform, in partnership with NYCEDC (New York Economic Development Corp.) will be hosting an interactive workshop in New York City on the topic of Energy Efficiency in Waterborne Transport. All are invited to attend to discuss the latest developments in the sector related to cleaner vessels.

Download the full waterborne report on piers and maintenance on MyLibrary (members only)!

Register now for the NYC waterborne workshop!

For more information on the UITP Waterborne Transport Platform, download our leaflet!
Join the thematic group on Waterborne Transport in MyNetwork to share your thoughts and any questions you may have on pier design and maintenance (members only)!

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