lntermodality and Intermodal Cargo Transport in the European Union

  • Kristijan Rogić
  • Pave Marinović
  • Grgo Luburić
Keywords: intermodal cargo transport, integrated traffic system, efficiency, competitiveness


Efficienttranspmt system is an essential prerequisite for thecompetitiveness of the European Union. The predicted increasein intemational trade, sudden expansion of the Union tothe middle and eastern European countries and widerco-peration of the Meditenmuan countries will make the roleof transportation even more significant.Unless the transpmt industry reconsiders its requirementfor modal-independent se1vices and uses the additional capacitiesin other modes of transpmt, the road traffic is likely to furtherincrease its share in the market, which amounts today to72%.In order to achieve social, economic and ecologicalsustainability, efficient and balanced use of the existing capacitiesin the overall traffic system of Europe has become the keychallenge.Therefore, the Community, among other things, strives towardsreal balance of the business policy which gives preferenceco the development of unique, integrated traffic systems for theCommunity as a whole.Promoting intermodality is a means of business policywhich enables systemic approach to traffic. Traffic services areoffered as modally independem links from home to home,based on a series of feasible alternatives regarding transportmode through a new, efficient implementation of the traffic systemthus reducing the transport costs and enabling creation ofadditional values.


Agreement on EU founding - White Book: Future

development of a common traffic policy

Decision on guidelines of communities for development

of Trans-European traffic network, 1990

White Book of the European Committee: Strategy for

revitalisation of the EC railways, 1996

(4] Convention on Contract for the international cargo

transport by railways (CIM), 1985

Convention on Contract for the international cargo

transport by road ( CMR ), 1956

How to Cite
Rogić K, Marinović P, Luburić G. lntermodality and Intermodal Cargo Transport in the European Union. Promet [Internet]. 1 [cited 2024Jul.21];12(2):81-6. Available from: http://traffic.fpz.hr/index.php/PROMTT/article/view/740
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