The European road transport statistics is one of the essential sources available for transport planners in the European Union, reporting information of loaded and empty (optional) and goods information on loads transported during the reported journeys. Transport quantity and performance of road freight transport are collected in tonnes, tonne-kilometres, vehicle-kilometres and number of journeys, using periodic sample based surveys performed by the member states.

The survey is carried out in Austria by Statistics Austria using an electronic questionnaire. Vehicle owners who are included in the sample, essentially report origin and destination for deliveries, with possible load/unlaod stops between, weight and type of goods delivered. Distances travelled and the transport performance measured in tonne-kilometer is subsequently calculated by Statistics Austria using distance matrices.


 

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Ravenna Port Authority PARADIGMA participated in the international conference on maritime freight transport on April 28 2015 in Ravenna, organized as part of the EASYCONNECTIG project. Hosted by the Port Authority of Ravenna, the conference provided an overview on how and under which conditions, the Adriatic and Ionian ports could enlarge their catchment areas throughout Europe. Participating experts and organizations also outlined and discussed necessary measures to increase their competitiveness compared to the Northern Range Ports.

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Baltic Adriatic Corridor: a core TEN-T corridorIn 2014 the nine TEN-T Core Network Corridors will go through a process of several corridor studies. These studies will compile existing knowledge and perform an analysis of the infrastructure, transport services rendered and stakeholders involved. Results of these studies will support a multi-lateral decision making process to identify investments necessary to meet the policy objectives.
As part of a team led by LeighFisher, PARADIGMA will contribute to a study requested by the European Commission, which will provide the basis of discussion for drawing up the work plan for the Baltic-Adriatic corridor. On the basis of this study, the European Coordinator will finalize the work plan together with the Member States concerned and in consultation with the Corridor Forum.

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