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…)
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…)
CORE, the project we have been regularly informing about, soon comes to an end. It is the time to show the results and this will be proudly done at the CORE Final Conference in Brussels on 11 April 2018. (more…)
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…)
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…)
30th January 2018, the European Logistics Platform held its first event of the year 2018. The speakers presented their experiences in implementation and use of multimodal strategies in their supply chains. The event gathered more than 80 EU policymakers and industry stakeholders. For more information, please see the ELP Press Release the Future of Multimodal Transport.