23 May 2014 – 15 August 2014
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on combined transport, a form of goods haulage that combines road transport with alternative modes such as rail and water-based transport. Combined transport aims to improve the environmental performance of freight transport and reduce traffic congestion by limiting road haulage as much as possible and using alternative forms of transport for the majority of the journey. Read more…
Combined transport is supported by the Combined Transport Directive, which includes a number of policy measures and fiscal incentives applicable to certain transport operations. The consultation will help gather stakeholder feedback on the implementation of the Directive and on ways to increase the use of combined transport in the EU. The feedback will also help assess whether a revision of the Directive is needed and what this should cover.
Target stakeholders include businesses that use or offer freight transport services, public authorities, academia, trade associations and organisations with a specific interest in improving the efficiency, and sustainability of freight transport services in Europe. The consultation is open for 12 weeks and contributions can be submitted in any official EU language.
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