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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Transferring freight to ‘greener’ transport modes

Allan Woodburn and Anthony Whiteing

For some journeys, road transport can be most efficient, but for others, combined options whether with rail, short-sea shipping or inland waterways, are better. Choosing the best option for any given journey will make transport operations more efficient, cost-effective, sustainable, and help our economies to become more competitive in a win-win environment.

(European Commission, 2006)

BACKGROUND

This chapter sets out the existing situation relating to the freight transport modal split in Britain and discusses ways in which freight can be transferred from ...

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