Based on the established approach of the Florence Transport Forum series, the 8th Florence Intermodal Forum will bring together policy makers, operators, manufacturers, shippers, logistics companies, and academics, among others, for a discussion on the various measures to foster the greening of cargo operations in Europe.
To support the greening of cargo operations, the European Green Deal calls for a substantial part of the inland freight traffic to shift away from road towards cleaner modes such as rail, inland waterways and short-sea shipping. More specifically, the recently published Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy stipulates that rail freight traffic should increase by 50% by 2030 and double by 2050, whereas transport by inland waterways and short sea shipping should increase by 25% by 2030 and by 50% by 2050. Against this backdrop, the 8th Florence Intermodal Forum on the Greening of European Cargo Operations, co-organised by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation and the Commission’s DG MOVE, will bring together policy makers, operators and manufacturers among others, for a discussion on the various measures to 1) boost the share of multimodal freight transport, and to 2) create a common European framework for the harmonised measurement of transport and logistics greenhouse gas emissions.
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