Topic: UIRR

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

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The European Commission has withdrawn the amendment proposal of the Combined Transport Directive.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
Freight trains on north-south corridor Europe

2019: the year of a much-needed reboot

Today is the last day of the year 2019, a good moment to look back at a very interesting year for rail freight in Europe. Four industry leaders look back, and share their ambitions for...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Metranas intermodal terminal in Prague, source: Metrans

‘If rail must be doubled, intermodal must be tripled’

Welcoming the newly constituted European Parliament Transport and Tourism (TRAN) Committee, the UIRR has published a list of recommendations concerning European transport policy for the 2019-2024 legislative period. It identifies thirteen policy measures to be...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Metranas intermodal terminal in Prague, source: Metrans

Combined transport at record height in 2018

The number of consignments transported using combined transport reached a historic high of 8.6 million TEU in 2018. This constituted an increase of almost 5 per cent compared to the year before. The growth was...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
Abroñigal terminal

Combined transport: moving ahead or backwards?

The legislative piece that assures a harmonised intermodal regulatory framework in Europe is under fire. Although the main aim of opening up this legislation for discussion was to broaden the support for intermodal transport, it...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen