Solutions for freight transport at the Brenner Pass – a (n)ever ending story?
European freight forwarders and shippers continue to face difficulties in transporting freight in the most efficient and sustainable way through the heavily restricted Brenner Pass in Austria. The wide spectrum of restrictions introduced by the Tyrolean government have been extended at the beginning of this year leading to further congestion during the daytime and with this, more emissions.
Preventing the most environmentally friendly heavy-goods vehicles of today, without the appropriate rail freight alternatives in place, has disproportionate economic consequences and creates trade barriers for the countries neighbouring Austria. CLECAT has therefore gathered a roundtable of experts to discuss short, medium and long-term intermodal solutions for crossing the Brenner pass in a sustainable and efficient way.
Herald Ruijters, Director Investment, Innovative & Sustainable Transport, DG MOVE
MEP Barbara Thaler, EPP, Austria
Armin Riedl, CEO, Lokomotion
Freight forwarder / Shipper (names tbc)