Topic: European Commission

Intermodality as a low-carb diet for Europe

“Europe needs a low-carb diet”. This was one of the statements made at the European Intermodal Summit 2020. It doesn’t refer to an actual nutritional value. Instead, it was used by Hupac’s CEO Michail Stahlut to...Read more
|Comment|author: Nikos Papatolios

Big merger on Polish rail freight market

Poland’s rail freight market is on the verge of a big merger. Two major operators Lotos Kolej and Orlen KolTrans will be amalgamated into one entity. The combined operator will be a strong player in...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Move all shipments to rail, or rather not?

Shipments through Europe are best loaded onto trains, as these continue to run as usual during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On the contrary, truckers are facing long border queues with the implementation of additional border...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

2021: the European year of rail

On 4 March, the European Commission proposed a European Climate Law. This paves the way for a legally binding EU commitment to climate neutrality by 2050. The Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies has...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen

EU considers single window for rail freight

After implementing the Maritime Single Window, the European Commission is considering to extend it to the rail freight sector. This move could be set in a new transport strategy that is currently being developed by...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko

Another battle for Combined Transport Directive

The European Commission has withdrawn the amendment proposal of the Combined Transport Directive. This became clear from its work programme 2020. The withdrawal means a delay to the modernisation of the Directive, which has been...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen