Easyfairs, the international trade fair organizer, joins the sustainable initiative “Freight belongs on rail”, which seeks to promote rail freight as the most sustainable means of transport.
“Freight belongs on rail” continues to gain support in its journey towards sustainable mobility, promoting rail as a key means of transport in the fight against climate change.
The latest addition to the initiative is Easyfairs, the first private organizer of trade fairs in Central and Northern Europe, which in Spain has the leading events for the packaging, logistics and industrial technology sectors, with Empack, Logistics & Automation and Advanced Manufacturing respectively.
In the words of Mariana Castell – its Marketing Director Spain & Portugal “The initiative “Goods by Train” highlights the importance of reducing CO2 emissions and promoting the transport of goods by rail. Recently and within the Logistics & Automation show, we have launched the Transport & Delivery brand to accommodate a sector that we consider critical and booming. For years at Easyfairs we have been working on an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) program to promote all these types of initiatives and activities and we believe that Logistics & Automation can be a perfect showcase and loudspeaker for this campaign in the transport & freight sector.”
With this new partner, “Freight belongs on rail” reinforces its attempt to achieve a decarbonized transport sector committed to the environment. The European initiative continues to raise awareness among both public institutions and companies, pursuing the combination of rail and road to reduce CO2 emissions. The aim of the initiative is to reduce road traffic, protect the environment and reduce CO2 emissions with rail freight as a key ally. The same transport by rail emits 80% less CO2, replaces up to 52 trucks which means less congestion on highways and roads and reduces external costs by up to 50%.