Saturday, January 21, 2006

Waterways transport more efficient than road or rail: "Inland water transport has been shown to be the most environmentally friendly transport mode with total external costs currently calculated at €10 per 1,000 tonne-kilometers (by comparison: €35 for road and €15 for rail transport) If inland navigation cargoes were carried by road, emissions to air in Europe would be at least 10% higher."

Most Australian live on the coast and maximising the use of waterways for transport and freight will need to become a policy priority.

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