Road sector combats "negative perceptions"

Combined road-rail freight transport not necessarily greener than road alone says IRU

Europe's road freight transport sector has sought to rebut what it calls "negative perceptions" following publication of the EU's recent transport white paper. A yet-to-be completed study shows that road-alone journeys do not necessarily result in higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions than road and rail in combination, according to the International road transport union (IRU).

In association with German freight transport association BGL, the IRU estimated overall CO2 releases for 17 major trans-European routes, comparing combined transport and road-alone in each case.

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