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Transport Logistics
SHARED SOLUTIONS
TO COMMON CHALLENGES
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ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT
Transport Logistics
SHARED SOLUTIONS
TO COMMON CHALLENGES
ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION
AND DEVELOPMENT
Pursuant to Article 1 of the Convention signed in Paris on 14th December 1960, and which came into force on 30th September 1961, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shall promote policies designed:

– to achieve the highest sustainable economic growth and employment and a rising standard of living in Member countries, while maintaining financial stability, and thus to contribute to the development of the world economy;

– to contribute to sound economic expansion in Member as well as non-member countries in the process of economic development; and
– to contribute to the expansion of world trade on a multilateral, non-discriminatory basis in accordance with international obligations.
The original Member countries of the OECD are Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. The following countries became Members subsequently through accession at the dates indicated hereafter: Japan (28th April 1964), Finland (28th January 1969), Australia (7th June 1971), New Zealand (29th May 1973), Mexico (18th May 1994), the Czech Republic (21st December 1995), Hungary (7th May 1996), Poland (22nd November 1996), Korea (12th December 1996) and the Slovak Republic (14th December 2000). The Commission of the European Communities takes part in the work of the OECD (Article 13 of the OECD Convention).

Publié en français sous le titre :
Logistique des transports
DÉFIS ET SOLUTIONS
© OECD 2002
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FOREWORD
The mission of the OECD Programme of Research on Road Transport and Intermodal Linkages (RTR) is to promote economic development in its Member countries by enhancing transport safety, efficiency and sustainability through a co-operative research programme on road and intermodal transport. To achieve this objective, the Programme recommends options for the development and implementation of effective transport policies for Members, and encourages outreach activities for non-member countries. All 30 Member countries participate in the Programme. The Trilateral Logistics (TRILOG) Project was initiated in 1996 as part of the RTR Programme, with an aim to stimulate the exchange of approaches to and experiences with multimodal management, freight transport logistics and associated policy challenges encountered on a multi-regional and international basis. The Project was undertaken through three task forces, which have produced reports representing the Asian-Pacific, European and North American regions. Japan, the European Commission’s Directorate General VII (now DG TREN) on Transport, and the United States, chaired the three task forces respectively.

This report aims to identify and address the issues common to all three regions, and hence develop policy options for co-operative action to facilitate the attainment of efficient logistics networks internationally.

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ABSTRACT
ITRD N° E113826
With the increasing globalisation of...
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