Transport economic growth reported

According to figures from the International Road Transport Union (IRU), economic growth is returning in Europe.

The IRU’s transport indices show that tonnes transported rose 0.4 per cent in 2013 and volumes are expected to increase by 1.3 per cent in 2014.

Jens Hügel, head of sustainable development, said: “A detailed analysis of the latest economic figures show that there is a general upward trend in Europe. However, Europe remains outpaced by BRIC and TRACECA (Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia) countries, which show better performances in transport volumes in 2013 and are likely to continue doing so in 2014.”