Key messages

  • Today, in the shipping sector, paper documentation is a significant administrative burden. This limits sector efficiency and hampers multimodality.
  • It has been estimated that the transition to a fully electronic data exchange platform could potentially reduce administrative costs in the transport and logistics sector by EUR 27 billion over a period of over 20 years (2018-2040). This could potentially drive a 0.2-0.3% modal shift to less greenhouse gas-intensive transport modes, corresponding to a reduction of 1.3 billion tonnes of CO2.
  • Digital technologies are already significantly impacting the sector. Further benefits can be realised by promoting system integration and data sharing, and enabling synchromodality.
  • It is important to control the rebound effects resulting from increased system efficiency. In the context of realising a sustainable transition and decarbonising the system, transport demand should also be managed.

See Annex 5 here


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