The European Commission (EC) has launched a helpdesk to fund “motorways of the sea” projects.

The commission said the helpdesk, under Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T) and the Marco Polo programme, will also serve other national and EU funding schemes.

The project is part of a TEN-T initiative that aims to promote green, viable, attractive and efficient sea-based transport links through the entire transport chain.

The helpdesk will be jointly managed by the TEN-T Executive Agency and the Executive Agency for Competitiveness & Innovation, the Commission said.