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More investment is needed in the European Union's (EU's) transport infrastructure in order to ensure freight movements can be carried out efficiently

This is the claim made by a group of freight forwarders, who suggested that a lack of spending has led the road network in the region to fall behind other parts of the world.President of freight forwarding body CLECAT Mark Huybrechts told Logistics Manager that increasing investment in transport infrastructure could provide an economic boost.

He was speaking at an event arranged by MEP Filip De Backer and took the opportunity to voice his support for the Connecting Europe Facility instrument, as well as the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines.

"We are convinced that a European transport network will lead to more growth and more jobs for the benefit of the wider economy," the expert declared.

A joint open letter was recently published by CLECAT, with an array of transport-related organisations from across the EU calling on member states and the European Parliament to protect the €32 billion (£26 billion) allocated to transport infrastructure in the 2014-20 budget through the Connecting Europe Facility.

Written by Scott Buckler
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 15:03

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