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The EU Transport Policy has evolved for the last years. Many policy documents and communications provide significant evidence of the progress achieved. It is demonstrated a strong commitment from the EU transport authorities to strengthen the efficiency and competitiveness of the Single market. The current policy framework of the transport sector is defined by several major publications:

1) White Transport Paper 2011

2) Transport 2050 Strategy 

3) EU Maritime Transport Strategy 2018

4) Logistic Action Plan

5) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Protocol

6) TEN-T Policy Communications

The common component of all policy documents is the improvement of transport sustainability. In low-carbon economies, the energy efficiency of transport modes, and hence, their contribution to mitigating environmental impacts is essential. By looking at the statistical data, it is evident that in 2010 the transport was responsible for 22% of the total GHG emissions in Europe. The transport emissions have increased persistently for the last two decades. As a result, all new policy initiatives and papers address these issues and recommend actions to be taken in the near future.

This short policy study makes an overview of the above mentioned EU policy publications and recent developments from 2011 and early 2012. Technological advances also underpin specific developments in the transport sector, particularly, increasing efficiency via real-time monitoring of the flow of goods. Policy and technological advancement together shapes the path to more sustainable transportation services.

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