Global Logistics Increases Car Carrier Demand

March 2000
Logistics & Transport Focus;Mar2000, Vol. 2 Issue 2, p29
Trade Publication
The combined transport (CT) of freight, which takes in both carriage of containers by railroads and 'piggy-back' traffic, has grown over the past few years throughout the 15 member states of the European Union, Switzerland and Norway. The economic slowdown in 1988 and 1999 had a more or less adverse effect on a series of international combined transport routes. In 2000, however, it gave way to an upturn, which brought with it a strong increase in transport demand. According to statistics collated by the UIC Combined Transport Group, CT traffic increased from 80 million tons in 1986 to 180 million tons in 2000, reflecting an average annual growth rate of seven percent. hence, the volume of combined transport conveyed by rail more than doubled between 1987 and 2000.


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