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THE EUROPEAN PROJECT ON SUSTAINABLE MULTIMODAL TRANSPORT: IS A HARMONIZED LIABILITY SYSTEM THE RIGHT TOOL?
ByEllen Eftestøl-Wilhelmsson
Pages 19

Sustainability is a core issue in the rapidly developing European Common Transport Policy. Increased use of multimodal or intermodal transport is an important part of this policy, as multimodal transport consisting of at least one rail or sea leg is considered a greener alternative to the dominating and increasing incidence of road carriage in the EU. In order to promote multimodal carriage, the Commission is working on a number of different projects. The most interesting of these, from a legal point of view, is the project on a regional legal regime for European multimodal carrier liability.