freight transport


Indicator: Environmentally friendly freight transport

A graph shows the shares of rail and inland shipping in freight transport volume between 1999 and 2018. The share of rail transport first increased and then began to stagnate, while the share of inland shipping declined.

The rail share in freight transport fluctuated between 17 % and 20 % over the past years.The share of inland waterways transport fell almost continuously from 13.5 % to 7.0 % since 1999.According to the Federal Government, the rail freight transport share should have been rising to 25 % by 2015, while the share of inland waterways should have reached 14%. Both targets were clearly missed. read more


Indicator: Final energy consumption in transport

A graph shows the final energy consumption in freight and passenger transport between 1991 and 2018 and the targets of the Federal Government (2005 = 100) presented as an index.

The Federal Government wants to lower final energy consumption in the freight and passenger sector by 15 to 20 % by 2030 compared to 2005.However, final energy consumption in transport seems to stagnate at a high level with an upward trend in recent years. It will be difficult to reach the target in either sector.Freight and passenger transport have become significantly more efficient since the ea... read more


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