EFIP-ESPO Joint Position on the Revision of the Combined Transport Directive
The European ports, EFIP and ESPO, have joined forces in creating a set of recommendations for the revision of the Combined Transport Directive and achieving the multimodal objectives of the Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy. The position will be submitted to the ongoing public consultation, which the Commission has launched in preparation of the revision of the Combined Transport Directive. Ports are core hubs supporting and driving multimodal transport across the EU and are key players for achieving a modal shift towards rail, inland and short-sea shipping. The European transport system is reliant on the interlinkage of the different transport modes. European ports believe that it is necessary for the EU to create a strong multimodal framework which supports the interconnections between sustainable modes of transport.