BIFA Slams White Paper

April 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p9
Trade Publication
This article reports on why the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has criticized the European Commission's white paper on transport policy for 2010. The BIFA believes that the proposals set out in the white paper are aimed at disabling road transport through taxation and tolls in the hope that this will give time for other transport modes, such as shortsea services and rail systems, to catch up. Colin Beaumont, director general of the BIFA, thinks that the white paper shows a complete lack of understanding about what drives business. He believes that the commission should concentrate on how much it promote and encourage other modes to match the required standards of services set by road operators.


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