According to the interests of logistics service providers, the EKR amendment can significantly reduce truck traffic

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 03. 07. 10:47

The fact that rail transportation of semi-trailers has been subsidized since February within the framework of the Energy Efficiency Obligation System (EKR) could result in a reduction of 50,000 trucks per year on Hungarian roads – the Association of Hungarian Logistics Service Centers (MLSZKSZ) told MTI on Thursday.

The support is important from both an environmental protection and competitiveness point of view, as a result of which international semi-trailer intermodal traffic can double within a short period of time. The railway-road terminals are ready to handle the excess traffic, and new ones are being built across the country, they wrote.

In the longer term, the MLSZKSZ expects further expansion of European intermodal freight traffic, as they believe that environmentally friendly rail transport can play an increasingly important role in the EU.