Rail Freight industry associations ask for legislation governing transport by more than one mode

Directive 92/106 should be the legislation governing transport by more than one mode

The industry associations of intermodal and combined transport, as well as inland navigation and railways continue to endorse the modal-shift targets of the 2011 EU Transport White Paper. These should remain the guiding principles for EU freight transport policymaking, including new legislative proposals, which should all be assessed as to their contribution towards achieving these aims.

The Directive 92/106 concerning the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States is one of the oldest pieces of European transport legislation still in effect today. Therefore the initiative by the European Commission DG MOVE for a public consultation related to the Directive1 was welcomed by the sector.