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BTJ 5/15 - Focus: The European rail & road freight. On track towards a brighter future?

Publication date: 2015-11-05

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BTJ 5/15 - Focus: The European rail & road freight. On track towards a brighter future?

IKEA, Cadbury, Marks & Spencer, and Volvo: What do these household names have in common?

They all use or have used rail freight in their logistics mix. Why have such companies decided to turn to rail? In the first place because it is a particularly efficient, attractive and eco-smart way of transporting high volumes of goods over relatively long distances. However, more eff ort is still needed for rail to capture a fairer freight market share in Europe, and this goes both for internal cooperation and R&D initiatives as well as more rail-friendly country- and EU-wide policies.

On track towards a brighter future?, by Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director, and Pauline Bastidon, CER Policy Adviser Passenger & Freight

The 5/2015 issue of Baltic Transport Journal in the Focus section features also:

  • The eHighway. Electrified road freight, by Hasso Georg Grünjes, Siemens:

International and national studies predict a steady growth in freight transport in terms of both volume and performance, driven by the advancing globalization of trade, the intensified networking of global production, and not least by increasing consumer demand. As a result, we'll definitely see more lorry exhaust pipes on our roads, putting more pressure on climate change unless we go round the problem in a sustainable way.

  • We can still do better – EU road safety trends, statistics and main challenges, by Maciej Kniter:

The statistics for 2014 reveal that the EU is not only making impressive progress in the road safety field, but also with the number of 51 dead per one million inhabitants, its roads are the safest in the world. The result of 5,700 deaths less than in 2010 may be amazing, however, fighting the remaining 25.7 thou. casualties and over 200 thou. injured per year still remains a big challenge that needs to be properly addressed.

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