- Composition of the study group
- Administrator: Aleksandra SARMAN-GRILC, Assistant: Vicentzia Neagu
- Foreseen for the TEN section meeting: 26 January 2024
- Foreseen for the EESC plenary session: 14-15 February 2024
The Combined Transport Directive (Council Directive 92/106/EEC) was one of the instruments of the EU transport policy to support multimodal/intermodal solutions. There were two previous attempts to update the Directive in 1998 and 2017 but after no satisfactory agreement could be reached among the co-legislators both proposals were withdrawn.
The current proposal is part of the Commission´s Greening freight package, which will support the freight sector to contribute its part to the Green Deal goals.
The new proposal will improve the competitiveness of intermodal freight transportation: two or more transport modes will be used for the transportation of goods instead of road-only transport. Thus the rail, inland waterways and/or short sea shipping will be used for the main leg of the freight journey, whereas the more flexible road transport will be used for the first and/or last leg of a journey to reach the final destination.