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2018 European Year of Multimodality

This article was posted on February 5th, 2018 by under News

In this article UIRR shares with us their vision on multimodality and the importance of cooperation in the supply chain.

Transport policy has historically been approached separately, from the perspective of each different transport mode: road, rail, inland navigation, short sea shipping. The cooperative functioning, (more…)

From Maritime into Multimodal year

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25th January 2018, European Shippers’ Council participated in the European Commission’s cocktail event to celebrate the achievements of the maritime year and move towards multimodal focus. The participants actively discussed the challenges of the maritime transport sector and the need to explore synergies with the other transport modes. (more…)

EU draft directives for negotiations on Brexit transition

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The EU ministers have made a final decision on the directives for the second phase of the negotiations with the UK on Brexit. The Ministers decided in December 2017 that enough progress had been made in the first phase on the financial settlement, the Irish-North Irish border and citizens’ rights.

These directives are EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier’s instructions. According to these instructions, the transition period should be seen as a period where the UK without institutional representation has still to follow the “acquis communautaire” (the present EU legislation), (more…)

Intermodal message to European Parliament

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30th January 2018, International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) opened an exhibition in the European Parliament “Intermodal Transport in Europe and North America: What can we learn from each other?” As stated by UIRR President Ralf-Charley Schultze, “the exhibition aims to inform politicians of a solution for longer distance freight transport that offers a path to much desired decarbonisation, significant reduction of pollution, road congestion and accidents. (more…)