11 June 2018

Joint Position on the review of the Combined Transport Directive

Joint position paper, signed by various organisations from the transport and logistics sector, including CLECAT, calling upon the European Parliament and Council to adopt the proposed revision of the Combined Transport Directive, subject to clarification on some points.

The proposal of the Combined Transport Directive offers a good basis to encourage the increased use of multimodal transport. In order to achieve the modal shift objectives however, other challenges need to be equally addressed. Reducing the regulatory competitive disadvantages experienced by rail, short sea shipping and inland waterways, as well as improving cross-border connections, will further strengthen multimodal, and with that combined, transport. In addition to the proposal’s national incentives, multimodality should also be strongly supported by the next Connecting Europe Facility.

The Joint position paper is available here.

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