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Freight transport: Thematic Research Summary

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Freight transport
understanding the interrelation between logistics decisions and transport demand

Freight transport is primarily concerned with the movement of raw materials, agricultural products and animals, and of finished goods from supplier to consumer; it is expected to grow at a rate of 2.1% of GDP in the period 2000-2020. This paper provides a structured guide to the results of Research and Technical Development projects relating to Freight Transport, carried out in transport research programmes throughout the European Research Area.