29 Jan '15, 12pm

ITF: Freight transport will replace passenger traffic as main CO2 source from surface tran

The North Pacific route will surpass the North Atlantic as the world’s most busy trading corridor in terms of freight volume (in tonne-km), growing 100 percentage points faster than the North Atlantic. The Indian Ocean corridor will see large growth, with freight volume quadrupling. Intra-African (+715%) and intra-Asian (+403%) freight volumes will see particularly strong growth to 2050. Road transport will dominate here due to lack of other modes. The share of domestic transport of international freight flows accounts for 10% of trade-related international freight, but 30% of CO2 emissions. This is important, the report emphasizes: Domestic transport is shaped by national policies, less by international agreements. Growth in global road and rail passenger travel to 2050 ranges from 120% to 230%, depending on future fuel prices and urban transport policies. This growth is ...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2015/01/20150129-itf.html

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