With the spotlight on intermodality, IRU Secretary General, Umberto de Pretto, speaks at the UN’s Inland Transport Committee this week, calling for urgent collective action across all transport modes to digitalise the industry and effectively pave the way for intermodal freight transport and full logistics interoperability.
The intermodal ecosystem
I am speaking today at a session on intermodal transport at the UN’s Inland Transport Committee, while the European Commission has established 2018 as the “Year of Multimodality”. The issue is clearly high on the global transport agenda and we are now faced with an opportunity and a responsibility to promote the effective functioning of the transport sector as a fully integrated ecosystem, making better use of existing capacities, and improving the efficiency of logistics chains.
With the growing trend towards digitalisation, this vision for a truly integrated, intermodal transport organism appears ever closer, and the prospect of seamless information flows across all transport modes is fast becoming a reality.