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Toll fee in Austria

Only polluters pay more

Austria introducing new toll fee regulation for trucks in 2017. The additional costs for the transport industry will remain manageable.

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Gotthard base tunnel

Straight through the middle

The Gotthard base tunnel is driving intermodal transport. 30 days after its official opening, one thing is certain: The Swiss have kept to their schedule and will send the first scheduled freight trains through the tunnel by the end of 2016.

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The pain of parting

It was close. Very close. But the decision has been made. 51.9 per cent of Britons voted in favour of an exit from the EU. For logistics in Europe, this step will have a significant impact – although, not necessarily only a negative one.

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Union Customs Code

Across all borders

The reorganization of the European customs code involves quite some effort for logistics companies to adapt their processes.

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Global climate treaty

Less is more!

On April 22, 2016, the accession period began for the new global climate treaty. It will affect the basic conditions for transport and logistics. Compliance with lower CO2 emissions is both a challenge and an opportunity for the logistics industry.

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DSLV commenting on the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan

Ambitious goals

The 21st of March 2016 was an important date for the future of the German logistics sector. It was on that day that Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt introduced the draft bill for the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030. Thus, the infrastructure planning policy for the next 14 years is now on the table. But how do Germany’s logistics experts evaluate the decisions, and what expectations do they have of the current discussion phase? Freight Connections spoke with Matthias Krage, President of the German Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association (DSLV – Deutscher Speditions- und Logistikverband).

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