The fifth EU Rail Freight Day will take place on Thursday, 6 December 2018, 9h – 17h, in Vienna, Austria. The event will be organised by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, European Commission, and RailNetEurope. (more…)
The efficiency of freight transport is a key for the competitiveness of EU transport, economy, and the functioning of the internal market. This is even more so, since freight transport has increased in the EU by almost 25 % over the last 20 years and, according to the European Commission, it is projected to increase by 50 % by 2050. The European Commission recognises this challenge and will address it through many instruments, like legislation and financial support.
With Sea Traffic Management (STM) project shippers will get more visibility and efficiency in their supply chains.
STM aims at creating a safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly maritime sector. The goals for full deployment of STM by year 2030 in relation to year 2015 are the following: safety (50% reduction of accidents), efficiency (10% reduction in voyage costs and 30% reduction in waiting time for berthing), environment (7% lower fuel consumption and 7% lower greenhouse gas emissions). (more…)