The proposal of the European Commission to revise the 1999/62/EC Directive on the charging of road vehicles is one step closer with the approval by the European Council of the vast majority of compromise amendments proposed. With the revision of the directive, road freight is to be charged on a more equal basis with rail freight. Road charges are currently only...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

European Commission launches CEF 2018 call for proposals

The European Commission has launched the 2018 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Transport call for proposals that opens co-financing possibilities for projects supporting the policy orientations of the Third Clean Mobility Package – transport digitalisation, road...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Construction work on Swiss railway. Photo: SBB

Several railway closures in Switzerland this summer

SBB will carry out extensive construction work during the summer months. This will affect freight traffic on several trajectories, the Swiss railway company announced. Several track sections will be completely or partially blocked from 30...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Panel discussion about the amendments to the Combined Transport Directive

Deadline for amendments to Combined Transport Directive

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee Rapporteur, Daniela Aiuto, has delivered her report to the European Commission with at least 27 amendments to the Combined Transport Directive. The deadline for suggesting amendments to this legislative...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Freight operation in Spain. Photo: SNCF

SNCF Geodis wants to take over Spanish COMSA

SNCF Geodis, a subsidiary of the French SNCF Logistics, has offered to purchase all stakes of the Spanish rail freight company COMSA Rail Transport, a subsidiary of the COMSA EMTE Group. SNCF Geodis currently holds...Read more
|Comment|author: Jose Gutierrez