European Federation of Inland Ports (EFIP): Annual Report 2023
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The 2023 Annual Report is a comprehensive document that delves into critical themes and developments in the realm of infrastructure and investment. It provides insights into various aspects of the European transport landscape, with a particular focus on the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The report examines the role of combined transport in enhancing efficiency and sustainability, as well as the regulatory framework governing rail capacity.
Furthermore, the 2023 Annual Report delves into the transformative power of digital innovation in the transportation sector, showcasing how technological advancements are reshaping the industry. The shift towards alternative fuels and their impact on reducing carbon emissions is also explored. The report includes a dedicated section on the Green Inland Ports Study, offering insights into sustainable port operations.
In summary, this annual report for 2023 provides a comprehensive overview of crucial topics in the inland waterway European transport and infrastructure sectors, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices, digitalization, and innovation in shaping the future of transportation and investment strategies.
Call for Papers: 52nd European Transport Conference 2024
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As part of the 52nd European Transport Conference in 2024, the Association for European Transport have announced a Call for Papers.
Transport professionals, researchers, and policymakers are encouraged to submit abstracts that align with the conference theme. Accepted abstracts will proceed to the paper-writing phase. The provisional programme with accepted authors will be published on 10 May. All submitted papers will be housed in a comprehensive paper repository, serving as a valuable resource for the transport community.
Joining this collaborative endeavor, whether through abstract submission, paper writing, presentations, or peer review, will enable participants to contributeto the dialogue at the 52nd European Transport Conference in 2024.
Swiss Federal Council strengthening Rhine freight shipping
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Switzerland’s Federal Council is prioritizing the enhancement of freight shipping along the Rhine, with millions allocated for various initiatives. They have proposed a dispatch to parliament regarding the Goods Transport Act, aiming to support both Rhine-based freight shipping and port infrastructure through federal government funding. Key measures include establishing the legal framework for promoting fossil-free propulsion in freight shipping and shunting locomotives, reinforcing the synergy between rail, waterway, and road logistics, and allocating additional funds to railways.
Additionally, the plan includes the introduction of digital automatic coupling (DAK) in rail freight transportation, streamlining operations and reducing costs with a one-time investment of CHF 180 million. The modernization of single wagonload transport, deemed economically unsustainable in its current state, will receive subsidies for eight years. The initial request for the first four years is CHF 260 million, with continuous funding planned for transhipment, loading contributions, and compensation for uncovered freight transport costs, amounting to CHF 60 million annually.
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