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Increased Opposition CETA


After increased opposition to TTIP and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with Ukraine, now the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada endures criticism.


Intermodal and Combined Transport portals & statistics

Combined Transport (dry) terminal

Combined Transport (CT) joins at least two modes of transport to perform a transport operation. Cargo is packed into an Intermodal Loading Unit (ILU), which may be a container, swap-body or (craneable) semi-trailer. The ILU is passed from one mode to another at specialised handling locations i.e. sea and CT dry inland port terminals. CT growth for 2015 show rather broad figures. (more…)

Rail Freight Transport Still Lagging Behind

Rail Cargo

ESC meets EU Corridor Coordinator

ESC, as one of the major stakeholders from the transport and logistics industry, discussed the future of rail freight transport at the presentation of the Court of Auditor’s new report on rail freight transport, entitled ‘Rail freight transport in the EU: still not on the right track’.