The professional organisation representing all the trades in the transport and logistics chain in France is reacting to the European Commission's announcement that it is proposing to abolish weekend driving bans for combined transport.
On 7 November, the European executive adopted a draft revision of the Combined Transport Directive, which aims to "clean up" a text that is over thirty years old and to make short-distance rail, inland waterway and maritime freight transport combined with a "limited" road section more competitive.
Olivier Poncelet, General Delegate of Union TLF, comments on the subject: "Union TLF agrees with the European Commission on the need to make combined transport more competitive.
It welcomes the objective set for Member States to reduce the average cost of combined transport operations by 10%. Union TLF has put forward proposals to this end, notably as part of its September 2021 rail logistics roadmap.
At the end of the year, Union TLF is launching a new Intermodality Commission, whose role will be to draw up public policy proposals to encourage modal shift.
As a reminder, Union TLF is the professional organisation that covers all the trades in the Transport and Logistics chain, whatever the mode of transport (road, rail, sea, river, air)".