a new European Transport Policy will cut freight costs
Across the EU there are 5,000,000 paved roads, 212,800 km of rail lines, and 42,709 km of navigable inland waterway. While much if this infrastructure is already highly developed, the European Commission newly aims at investing 26 billion EUR in the network, to improve growth and competiveness of business as well as to contribute to the EU`s climate change objectives.
Heart of the project is the establishment of a core transport network consisting of 9 major corridors, which will include 2 North-South corridors, 3 West-East corridors and 4 diagonal corridors. This network, planned to be completed by 2020, could transform East West connections, remove bottlenecks, and improve infrastructure to make more efficient the cross border transport throughout the EU. By connecting 94 main Europan ports with rail and road links, 38 key airports with rail connections into major cities, and by upgrading 15,000 km of railway to high speed, the EU`s incentive is to improve both the economic efficiency of the European transport system and to contribute to the fight against climate change.
TEN-T in its dimension a truly visionary project has the potential to sustainably improve the future of transport efficiency and environmental awareness. This new infrastructure of interconnecting transport routes and modular freight solutions will spawn even more crucial freight cost reduction opportunities, adn these should be aggressively evaluated. Speak with the specialist flex2know-team to make the most of the future in transport to come!
The Polygon Team