The transport of freight, ranging from raw materials to finished goods, is essential to economic activity and to the quality of life in the EU. It makes possible the division of labour, allows economies of scale, and mobilises comparative advantages. Freight transport is therefore fundamental for European competitiveness.
Well-organised freight transport also contributes to sustainable and energy-efficient operations, and will strengthen cohesion by enabling businesses across the EU, including the peripheral regions, to have better access and draw more benefits from the Internal Market.
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