More efficient and environmentally friendly transport
Latvian Logistics Association together with 14 partners from Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Poland, and Lithuania participated in COMBINE project https://www.combine-project.com/en which was funded by the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.
The project aimed at enhancing the share of combined transport, CT, in the Baltic Sea Region to make transport more efficient and environmentally friendly. It followed a comprehensive approach to strengthen all parts of the transport chain: main leg, terminal handling, and last mile.
Combined transport operation – carriage of goods if a goods vehicle, trailer, or semi-trailer with or without a tractor unit or in the combination thereof, or 20 feet or larger containers in the initial (final) leg of a journey use a motorway, but in the remaining legs use a railway, inland waterways, or maritime routes, if any of the legs of the road, except for the motorway, exceeds the distance of 100 kilometres in a straight line. Within the framework of a combined transport operation, the initial (final) leg of the journey shall be undertaken along a motorway between the place of loading (unloading) the goods and the nearest railway station suitable for loading (unloading) the goods or within a radius not exceeding a distance of 150 kilometres in a straight line from an inland port or seaport where the goods are loaded (unloaded).
Source: Law on Carriage by Road