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2nd Air Cargo Observatory Study – The air freight in Italy

This document, written by TRT for “Cluster Cargo Aereo” (ANAMA, Assaeroporti, Assohandlers e IBAR), analyses and compare Italian air cargo market with European competitors.

This study is completed with the results of a survey sent to manufacture and shipping companies, which made possible to deepen the knowledge of the strategic role of air cargo traffic, and with a statistical analysis that covers the period 2008-2019 and different categories of products.

Eventually, this document is enriched with an annex dedicated to Covid-19 impact over air cargo traffic, which revealed an high degree of resilience for all of players in this economic sector.

Link to the project page.

Report available only in Italian.

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Survey on International Merchandise Transport – 2019

This paper is a summary of the surveys on international freight carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia (Italian national bank) in 2019.

It includes main figures of the sample surveys carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia dating back to 1998. It is part of the balance of payments, in the section of international freight transport. In 2019 TRT interviewed 160 circa of the main international freight operators, with the aim to find out information regarding freight rates and ancillary costs. Moreover, market shares of carriers by nationality has been estimated.

During 2019 the reduction of the share of transport cost on imported and exported goods’ value diminished. Average costs per tonne remained almost constant in road transport, with an increment of full-load fees and a reduction of partial-load fees. Freight rates in rail transport are diminished, particularly for bulk transport. Air cargo average costs diminished considerably, especially for exports. As for maritime transport, average costs increased moderately, due to the depreciation of the euro-dollar exchange rate.

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MobilitAria 2019 Report

Last April the second edition of “MobilitAria” report  was presented in Rome, in the national headquarters of “Ferrovie dello Stato”. This study, written by Kyoto Club, CNR-IIA (National Council for Research, Atmospheric Pollution Institute – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto sull’Inquinamento Atmosferico) with the collaboration of Isfort, presents data on urban mobility and air quality for 14 cities and Metropolitan Areas for the period 2017-2018.

This edition includes an original contribute do TRT that reports the results of the simulation of effects of actions, that promote electric mobility, on mobility system and environment.

Tests had been carried referring to four Metropolitan Cities of Italy (Turin, Milan, Bologna and Bari) using MOMOS model (MOdello per la MObilità Sostenibile – Sustainable Mobility Model) developed by TRT.

 

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The impact of TEN-T completion on growth, jobs and the environment

RAPPORTO_completoThe European Commission has now published the study on “The impact of TEN-T completion on growth, jobs and the environment” performed by TRT in partnership with M-Five (DE) and Ricardo E&E (UK). The objective of the study is to quantify the impact of the TEN-T core network implementation until 2030, as well as the impact of each of the nine core network corridors separately, on European Union growth, jobs and the environment.

Transport Market Study:“Quantification of modal shift potential on the Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine”

  • 12 March 2019
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RFC RALPTRT led an international consortium conducting a study on behalf of the EEIG Rhine-Alpine EWIG to asses the impacts that specific improvements on the infrastructure and service on the Rail Freight Corridor Rhine-Alpine may have in terms of modal shift from road to rail. The study focused on three topics selected together with the Railway Undertakings: 1) heavier trains (with 740m trains), 2) faster trains (with a reduction of stops) and 3) more reliable trains (including the role of ETA).

Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities

TRT is partner of the international consortium appointed by the European Commission DG MOVE to carry out the study “Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Charging and Internalisation of Transport Externalities”. Currently, the study is ongoing and approaching its final phase. The final report will be delivered early next summer with main conclusions and transport policy applications. Preliminary results are available on the webpage and show the overall size of transport external costs, the external costs by cost category and by transport mode for EU28 countries and the extent to which users and polluters pay the total costs (external and infrastructure) that they are responsible for.

 

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Components rates that influence competitivity of road and rail freight transport

Alpine Regions are particularly sensitive to negative environmental and social impacts of excessive traffic of freight and passengers throughout Alps. The harmonization and the implementation of modal shift actions are extremely important in order to face this issue. The EUSALP AG4 Group commissioned to TRT a study that focuses on the project of an adeguate mix of modal shift politics. TRT gave and comprehensive analysis of existing tariffs components that influence the competitiveness between road and rail freight transport inside and through Alps.

The goals of the study were:

  • Collect detailed information on costs components derived from the regulation of the road and rail transport;
  • Develop a comparative representation of these elements to be used for the discussion inside the Action Group;
  • Give preliminary recommendations to improve the mix of proposed actions to balance the modal shift on alpine macroregion.

 

Report available only in Italian.

Link to the published report.

Modal shift in European transport: a way forward

IPOL_STU(2018)629182_ENOn the occasion of the Year of Multimodality, 2018, the study aimed to take stock of progress made towards the objectives set by the 2011 Transport White Paper and of the actions taken at European level to make the modal shift more successful.

The study provides a comprehensive analysis of the progress and potential for modal shift from road to more sustainable modes of transport, both on passenger and freight transport. It highlights the main barriers and factors hindering a more effective modal shift at European level and gives recommendations on measures to be potentially incorporated to achieve more effective policies.

The full study is available at the following link: Modal Shift 2018

Survey on International Merchandise Transport – 2017

This paper is a summary of the surveys on international freight carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia (Italian national bank) in 2017.

It includes main figures of the sample surveys carried by TRT for Banca d’Italia dating back to 1998.It is part of the balance of payments, in the section of international freight transport, in line with methodological conventions of the 6th manual of International Monetary Fund. In 2019 TRT interviewed 200 circa of the main international freight operators, with the aim to find out information regarding freight rates and ancillary costs. Moreover, market shares of carriers by nationality has been estimated. Figures are reported as annual average values per freight type.

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Report available only in Italian

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Sustainable Urban Mobility Indicators (SUMI) Project for the European Commission, DG MOVE

  • 15 March 2018
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SUMI

The SUMI project, lasting 24 months, provides technical support for the identification and the collection of a set of sustainable urban mobility indicators in 50 European large and small urban areas.

Main project activities are related to:

·      providing rigorous and consistent methodologies for acquisition, harmonisation and analysis of data; this includes the definition of a “mentor” for each indicator, i.e. a reference expert capable to sort out all related technical issues;

·      giving technical support to the urban areas and systematically collect their hands-on experiences; appointed “urban area coaches” have the responsibility to establish direct links between the project consortium and the urban areas and help city administrations to gather the needed data;

·      carrying on consultation, capacity building and dissemination actions addressed to subjects both inside and outside of the project;

·      preparing realistic, harmonised and sound recommendations for further improvement and extension of the indicator system.