UIRR statistics 2006 18/07/07

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The UIRR publishes since more than 30 years figures on the volume transported by its member companies by distinguishing two specific CT markets: the unaccompanied and accompanied transport.

The UIRR expresses the volumes of traffic processed by its member companies in terms of “consignments”. Such a unit of measurement corresponds to

  • one semi-trailer, or
  • two swap bodies of <8.30m and <16t, or
  • one swap body of >8.30m or of >16t, or
  • one road train or one articulated vehicle on the rolling road.

In other words one UIRR consignment corresponds to the transport capacity of one lorry on the road (equivalent to 2.0 EVP/TEU). A TEU (twenty-foot equivalent) is a unit of measurement corresponding to an ISO container of 20 feet in length (6.10m), used to express traffic capacities or flows, principally in the maritime transport sector.

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UIRR statistics 2006 EN
Traffic flows 2005 DE EN FR