4. Freight transport indicators, determinants and drivers of change

Freight transport is necessary to ensure the availability of goods and services for the industry and for consumers. Due to the sheer volumes shipped every day, it has important impacts on the broader transport system and the environment. Freight transport works differently at the scale of the world, that of nations, and of cities. The chapter explains the determinants of freight transport, and the technological and organizational developments shaping its change. This latest edition also elaborates on the connections to contemporary subjects like climate change and pandemics.


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