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Land transport, changes and challenges for a vital logistics sector

Land transport of goods is a fundamental activity for trade and the world economy. The globalisation brought about by technological advances, the increase in international trade and the improvement of infrastructures has had a great impact on this field, making it an increasingly accessible, fast and efficient means of transport, thus increasing its demand in recent years. Logistics companies with road services are responsible for:

  • Moving goods through the supply chain.
  • Connecting suppliers, manufacturers and retailers.
  • Protect the condition of the product until the end of the shipment.
  • Complying with delivery times for goods.

Operinter, a 360º multimodal logistics operator, provides a regular road transport service between the main European countries such as Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Portugal. The company provides a weekly traffic of both groupage and full loads for import and/or export, with an important and well-structured distribution network. Its fleet is prepared to meet the highest demands and new challenges in the road logistics paradigm.

Challenges and opportunities in a growing sector

Land freight transport has experienced an increase in productivity in recent years, creating new business alternatives in different countries. Some of the opportunities of the current paradigm in road transport are:

Growth of e-commerce: Increasing demand for services via digital means, which represents a great opportunity for companies in this sector.

Technological innovation: Automation of vehicles and use of drones for deliveries, advantages to increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Shift towards sustainability: Increased demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly land transport solutions, leading to increased investment in electric and alternative vehicle technology.

However, there are also major challenges such as traffic congestion on the roads, a shortage of professional drivers and high fuel costs. In addition, competition in the market is becoming increasingly intense, requiring companies to maintain high standards of quality and service to stand out from the competition.

New rules on the weight and dimensions of inland freight transport

One of the main developments in the road transport sector is the implementation of a new standard regulating the use of maximum weights and dimensions allowed by each member state, approved by the European Commission. This will harmonise commonly permitted load limits, increasing them to 44 tonnes, as is already accepted by 13 EU countries.

This measure will allow lorries to carry more freight, thereby reducing costs and increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of the sector. It is also part of the European Sustainable Mobility Strategy, which aims to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse emissions from transport.

At Operinter we are committed to any traceability policy that guarantees transparency and quality in the management of the supply chain. A great incentive that helps to promote and encourage environmental improvements, load capacity and productivity of this transport.

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