Country:Japan
Year:2007
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Transport>Freight
Agency:Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
URL:http://www.mlit.go.jp/tetudo/tetudo_fr1_000045.html
Description:

Various measures have been undertaken to improve the efficiency of freight transportation, including railways and coastal shipping. These include:

- Holding a "Marine Transport Modal Shift Promotion Review Conference" to promote efficient marine transport;

- Improving the user-friendliness of railways and coastal shipping;

- Improving distribution system efficiency through improved truck transport, such as using larger trucks and trailers, and improved port terminal facilities;

- Promoting and enhancing cooperation between consignors and distribution companies through the "Green Partnership for Goods Transportation", which reduces fuel consumption through increased collaboration;

- Promoting voluntary measures in the industrial sector to improve truck transport and undertake modal shifts (from trucks to railways);

- Reducing CO2 emission, energy-recover brakes and VVVF speed control systems are introduced. 

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