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25 September 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:02 GMT+2

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The European combined transport sector needs urgent regulation of electricity prices

Based on the current conditions - underlines the UIRR - the combined transport cannot compete with transport road

The European combined transport sector has urged urgent regulation of electricity prices, prices on which the competitiveness of this mode of transport, in particular with respect to that of the transport of goods by road. The International Union for Road-Rail Combined Transport (UIRR) highlighted that in the European Union electricity prices for services of railway traction recorded increases which, depending on of Member States, ranging from +300% to +1,000%, while the International Road Union (IRU) has recently confirmed that since last January the price of the diesel for transport, before taxes, fuel that is used by trucks used in long-distance services, it is increased only by +69%.

"Based on these conditions - underlined the UIRR - combined transport cannot compete with transport road'. "It is essential - he specified the association - that the Energy Ministers of the Member States provide the European Commission with the right guidance on how develop its energy market intervention package electric'. 'Most of the operators of the combined transport and intermodal terminal operators, as well as like many rail freight traction service providers - specified the association - are small and medium-sized enterprises and moreover, their levels of profitability do not allow them to erect a tax shield to defend against such changes explosives of a strategic factor such as energy".

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