EBU wel­co­mes the commission´s inten­si­on to boost shift towards sus­tainable modes by the pro­po­sed revi­si­on of the com­bi­ned trans­port direc­ti­ve CTD

Inland waterway transport (IWT) is one of the modes designated and able to absorb higher shares of freight volumes on the European waterways. It is part of the solution to meet the sustainability goals and to keep Europe moving. EBU therefore welcomes the Commission’s new endeavour to revise the CTD which is considered instrumental to meet the sustainability goals of transport in Europe.

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We wel­co­me the new approach in the Com­mis­si­on pro­po­sal which aims at refo­cu­sing sup­port on ope­ra­ti­ons that redu­ce by at least 40% the nega­ti­ve exter­na­li­ties com­pared to road-only operations.

In par­ti­cu­lar, the com­pe­ti­ti­ve­ness tar­get set on Mem­ber Sta­tes to redu­ce by at least 10 % the avera­ge door-to-door cost of com­bi­ned trans­port ope­ra­ti­ons within 7 years, is con­side­red para­mount in the modal shift endeavour.

Mem­ber Sta­tes are expec­ted to sup­port the modal shift in their natio­nal frame­work by regu­la­to­ry or eco­no­mic sup­port. For this pur­po­se, each Mem­ber Sta­te shall adopt a natio­nal poli­cy frame­work for faci­li­ta­ting the upt­ake of inter­mo­dal trans­port and, in par­ti­cu­lar, com­bi­ned trans­port operations.

“The Com­mis­si­on reco­g­nis­ed the short­co­mings of the cur­rent Direc­ti­ve which is main­ly per­cei­ved as a com­bi­na­ti­on of road/rail. Con­se­quent­ly, this does not con­tri­bu­te to a shift towards IWT. The new pro­po­sal sets ambi­tious goals for the Mem­ber Sta­tes. To make modal shift final­ly hap­pen we call upon the co-legislators to keep the ambi­ti­on level high and under­pin this approach by adop­ting appro­pria­te natio­nal sup­port pro­grams for inter­mo­dal trans­port”, EBU’s Secre­ta­ry Gene­ral The­re­sia Hack­stei­ner emphasises.




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The­re­sia Hack­stei­ner
Secre­ta­ry Gene­ral EBU
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