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December 11, 2018

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CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR reject the proposal of modification of the directive on the transport arranged agreed from the Council of the EU

The associations have denounced that it destroys the European normative picture for the field

The understanding reached 4th December from the Council of the EU on the proposal of modification of the directive n. 106 on the arranged transports, legislation that goes back to 1992, that represent still the only legal instrument at the level of the EU for the field and that preview incentives direct faces to encourage a modal transfer in the transport of goods, is a result anything but appreciated from the organizations that represent the enterprises that operate in the segment of the arranged transport.

In a note CER (Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies), ERFA (European Rail Freight Association), FEPORT (Federation of Private Port Operators and Terminals), UIP (International Union of Wagon Keepers) and UIRR (International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport) have expressed all their disappointment for the agreed legal position from the Council of the EU, guideline that - second these organizations - places to risk the current harmonized order of the common market of the arranged transport.

All other the intention of the Council of the EU that, to conclusion of the work, it had evidenced that the agreed proposal is stiff to only on the road return the transport arranged more competitive regarding the transport of the goods and that clarifies the enforced norms in matter of arranged transport returning it mainly competitive regarding the road haulage.

"To little weeks from the Declaration of Graz on 7 November that it promotes a "Green Deal for Europe", to a week from the announcement of the EU commission of its proposal in order to carry Europe to a climatic impact zero within the 2050 and just at the beginning of the Conference of the UN to Katowice on the climatic change - they have denounced instead CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR - in reality position of the Council it destroys the European normative picture on the arranged transport".

"The directive on the arranged transport - they have specified the associations that represent the enterprises of the field - always has been an instrument of promotion of the activities of arranged transport. In its current form - they have specified CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR - the directive can be imperfect, but fixed uniform norms for the transport arranged in the within of the common market of the EU. Since 85% of the trains employed for the arranged transport cross at least an internal frontier of the EU, it is extremely important that the same rules are applied on both sides of all the internal frontiers of the European Union. If put into effect - they have emphasized CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR - the modifications proposed to the directive on the arranged transport would place to risk the current logistic chains".

"Moreover - they have still found CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR - the shippers, the suppliers of logistic services, the terminalisti, the railway enterprises and the owners of railway wagons have invested on solutions of transport heavy arranged and with such a legislation the return of these investments would be absolutely in danger".

Restating their worry for the proposal of modification of the formulated directive of 1992 from the Council of the EU, CER, ERFA, FEPORT, UIP and UIRR they have invited the Rumanian presidency of the Council to support the promotion of the transport arranged in the within of the trilogo procedure and to align the position of the Council to that of the European Parliament.

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