EU ROAD HAULAGE SET FOR CONSTANT EXPANSION TO 2030 SAYS NEW REPORT

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) road haulage sector is set for constant expansion until 2030, according to a new detailed report written for the European Commission. It predicts that 2005's EU freight transport total haulage of 2,464 gtkm (one billion tonnes carried over one kilometre) will rise to 2,770 by 2010; 3,061 in 2015; 3,321 in 2020; 3,546 in 2025; and 3,717 by 2030. Road haulage will command the lion's share of this business, growing from 72.6% in 2005 to 75.4% by 2030. Despite this, the analysis - carried out by the National ...


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