Time for ACTION(S)

This decade will be crucial to initiate measures in order to tackle climate change. It is widely acknowledged that major efforts need to be made short-term.

So far the EU transport sector failed to reduce CO2 emissions

Whilst other sectors did improve over the past 30 years, the transport sector failed to reduce GHG emissions. Any initiated measures to decarbonize the transport sector literally got burned by growing transport volumes. The dominant way of transporting goods still is on road, with all its well-known negative effects.

At the same time, eco-friendly rail freight did not catch up. Besides all pledges, plans and good intentions: a modal shift from road to rail has not been achieved so far.

But…  new technologies and solutions are available now, which have the potential to make rail freight more competitive and attractive.

And… short- to mid-term, rail is the only transport mode that can significantly reduce GHG emissions.

No wonder that there is strong willingness at all parties involved (incl. shippers, freight forwarders, politics and associations) to strengthen rail freight in the coming years.

This is why shift2030 has been founded.

shift2030 brings those together who are willing to work on a modal shift

We follow a hands-on approach, in close cooperation with the market and decision makers.

We focus on ACTION(S) to demonstrate how rail freight can become more competitive

Our work is focused on ACTION(S), meaning we want to demonstrate how rail freight can become more competitive and what innovations are to be introduced in short-term. shift2030 also points out current hurdles and restrictions that need to be overcome in order to shift more freight from road to rail.

We are convinced that there is a fair chance to reduce GHG emissions in the EU transportation sector significantly by 2030, through applying latest technologies, demonstrating new ways in rail freight and – probably most important – not only by a modal, but also by a mental shift.