Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support
Policy Target:Transport>Freight
Agency:European Commission; EURIFT
Funding:30% community funding for 3 years
Description:A European Reference Centre for Intermodal Freight Transport (EURIFT) was inaugurated on 15 August 2001 in Hamburg. The main aim of EURIFT is to provide independent and comprehensive information to support the development of the European intermodal transport industry. An initiative of the European Commission, EURIFT is jointly funded by the European Union, the cities of Bremen and Hamburg and by the academic and private sectors. Intermodality lies at the heart of the European Unions strategy for a sustainable transport policy, contributing to reducing CO2 emissions in the transport sector. EURIFT supports the development of an efficient and sustainable intermodal freight system by correlating and integrating relevant facts and figures for the European intermodal industry and making that information publicly and easily available. It is also a forum for exchanging information, defining and promoting best practices and encouraging innovation. For the first three years of its operation, 30% of the budget of EURIFT will come from the European Commission, after which it should be able to evolve into an independent, self-supported non-profit organisation.

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