2007 Report on Intermodal Rail/Road Transport in Europe
The authors of the study have refined their methods of analysis and expanded their sources and coverage. The reader will find that Combined Transport (CT) exceeded our previous growth projections during those two years but also in 2008, and that the CT industry has expanded even further in terms of operators and relevance for customers and society as a whole.
The present economic downturn, resulting from the ongoing financial crunch, has undoubtedly affected CT growth during the last quarter of 2008 and will have an even greater impact on its evolution in the course of 2009: goods that are not produced cannot be transported. Our next update, focusing on 2009, will of course reflect that.