Land Transport

‎€40 for each unit shifted from road to rail or waterways

Land Transport - 2019-07-17

The rail and road sectors of Belgium are jointly launching a concrete proposal to stimulate a shift to rail...

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Rail network: Germany lags behind in country ranking

Land Transport - 2019-07-15

Whereas many European countries are making their rail networks fit for future growth in the transport sector, Germany is still investing too little in its railway infrastructure, despite record levels...

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Russia to lift ban on women becoming professional drivers

Land Transport - 2019-07-15

IRU welcomes Russia’s move to allow women to become professional truck and bus drivers from 2021...

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French hauliers consult on roadblock protests

Land Transport - 2019-07-15

French road haulage firms have not ruled out blocking roads in the coming weeks as they mull staging industrial action in protest against a government move to reduce tax breaks on diesel fuel granted ...

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Government report shows why no deal is not an option for logistics, says FTA

Land Transport - 2019-07-12

The publication of 10 July 2019 data paper on Northern Ireland’s trade and investment prospects after a No Deal Brexit shows how unacceptable an outcome that could be for the country&r...

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Ukraine introduces embargo on vehicle imports from Russia

Land Transport - 2019-07-11

Since the beginning of July Ukraine’s government has prohibited the import of any vehicles or parts made in Russia, regardless of from where the shipment is coming or whether it is staying in Uk...

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German coalition divided over carbon pricing

Land Transport - 2019-07-10

Time is of the essence...

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German Environment Minister calls for raising taxes on transport and heating fuels

Land Transport - 2019-07-08

Increasing existing taxes on petrol, diesel, heating oil and natural gas is the “most practicable” way of introducing a price on CO₂ emissions in transport and heating to help Germany re...

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Government needs to do more to prepare firms for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

Land Transport - 2019-07-08

Road Haulage Association chief executive, Richard Burnett has urged the government to do more to prepare industry for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit...

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UK logistics confidence falls to its lowest level on record

Land Transport - 2019-07-05

Confidence within the UK logistics industry has fallen to its lowest level on record, as challenging business conditions and Brexit fears contribute to the sector’s slump in confidence, accordin...

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Logistics sector gripped by ‘unprecedented’ labour crisis

Land Transport - 2019-07-01

An unprecedented labour crisis is now gripping the logistics sector, driving up costs and reducing operational flexibility, according to a stream of leading logistics and recruitment executives...

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Study shows how to assess 'green' investment in the rail sector

Land Transport - 2019-06-27

A growing green bond market, particularly within low carbon transport, means that a significant share of investment in the EU's railway sector could in future be financed by green bonds, thus alle...

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Is disruption the route to better transport services?

Land Transport - 2019-06-27

Joining the #IdeaAccelerator at the European Liberal Forum, the ETF Acting General Secretary argued that not all disruption in the transport sector brings a better service to users...

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Enforcement of social rules in road transport: smart digital tachographs on EU roads since 15 June 2019

Land Transport - 2019-06-27

Since 15 June this year, trucks and buses registered in the EU for the first time must have a smart digital tachograph installed...

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‘Logistics for Europe’ Initiative Becomes European

Land Transport - 2019-06-19

Following the launch of the website ‘Logistics for Europe’ in August last year by the German Freight Forwarders’ Association DSLV, in May the baton was passed to CLECAT, the Eur...

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Poland becomes the latest European country to accede to e-CMR  

Land Transport - 2019-06-19

The adoption by Poland of the electronic consignment note serves as fresh momentum for digital transport operations in Europe and beyond, following close on the heels of the recent accession to e...

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Road safety gets smart

Land Transport - 2019-06-17

Smart Tachographs, which are being introduced from15 June 2019, will aid compliance with the drivers’ hours rules but any claims of financial benefits to businesses are misguided, according to F...

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Heads of EU infrastructure discuss rail freight future

Land Transport - 2019-06-17

On 13 June in Bern, chief executives from rail infrastructure companies discussed measures for improving the operational environment of railway undertakings, with a special focus on increasing the rai...

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Commission study results suggest greater role for European railways

Land Transport - 2019-06-13

The long-anticipated study on "Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Inter-nalisation of Transport Externalities" has now been published...

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Daimler Trucks establishes global organization for highly automated driving

Land Transport - 2019-06-06

Daimler Trucks is establishing the Autonomous Technology Group as a global organization for automated driving, bringing together its worldwide expertise and activities, as of 1 June...

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