Combined transport shrinks for first time since corona recovery

The commemorative stone laid to the foundation of Ruslan Baysarov’s Elegest-Kyzyl-Kuragino railroad

European combined transport’s performance has shrunk for the first time in one-and-a-half year. Volumes transported over a rail-road corridor declined by 0,46 per cent in the second quarter of 2022, compared to the same period a year earlier. “With this, six quarters of post-COVID recovery came to an end”, says the UIRR, the industry association for combined transport.

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Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

1 comment op “Combined transport shrinks for first time since corona recovery”

bönström bönström|06.08.22|01:37

Direct calls remains the requested, when safe “eta” matters.
(Accordingly, as now just a minority affords luxury of not caring about eta, on road transports, for majority is the single available alt., up to 1000 km from port…)
Goal, safely sustainable rail/road, calls for high quality, a shift, offensively, to a New Old Railway, where SWL is safe and allowing for 35 ton axial load, where LCC costs are low, etc., at a safely resilent infrastructure, including a timely electrification, etc…

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