Positions 14 Nov 2013

CER position paper on single wagonload

The 2011 Transport White Paper set clear objectives in terms of competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the transport sector. It provided a clear blueprint for reducing the transport’s system dependence on oil and decreasing its environmental footprint, while ensuring that it keeps underpinning Europe’s economic progress and competitiveness. It particularly set ambitious objectives with regards to greenhouse gas emissions, with a foreseen reduction of at least 20% of emissions from the transport sector by 2030 and 60% by 2050 compared to 1990 levels. Rail has a strategic role in addressing these pressing societal and logistical challenges, and therefore needs to be properly supported to allow Europe to reach the objectives set in the 2011 Transport White Paper.