Freight News, Rail

Groups get together to push intermodal

[ June 28, 2019   //   ]

The International Union for Road – Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) and the Rail Freight Group (RFG) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to promote combined transport.

UIRR is the industry association for Combined Transport based in Brussels and it works to improve the quality and performance of services and achieve a fair regulatory environment.

RFG recognises that a continuously increasing portion of rail freight comes from intermodal transport.

The two organizations will work to promote areas of common interest and ensure that their member businesses have access to information and support in promoting combined transport.

UIRR president, Ralf-Charley Schultze stated ‘The UK is one of four regions of Europe with an above average growth potential for combined transport. Thanks to the Channel Tunnel, using railway forwarding on the long sections of the journey, the lowest carbon footprint version of combined transport is possible not only on domestic relations but also to and from the continent. UIRR is committed to catalyse the sector helping it to achieve its potential.’

RFG director general Maggie Simpson, added: “As the UK heads towards Brexit, our vital links with partners across Europe becomes ever more important, and this collaboration will help our members grow their businesses and improve the quality of combined transport.”