On 2nd December 2014, GIZ and Scania China jointly organised the workshop on “Transforming and Upgrading of Road Freight Sector – Vision of Vehicle Equipment” in Beijing. The workshop aimed at sharing experience and enhancing the discussion amongst various stakeholders and actors on application of vehicle equipment in the road freight sector. 40 representatives from ministries, transport enterprises, OEMs, industry associations, research instituts and universities participated in the workshop.
By the end of 2013, a total of 7,45 million companies were working in the road freight transport sector, of which 6,79 million are operators with only one or two trucks. 141,9 million trucks have reached a transport volume of 30.7 billion tonne and 5573.8 billion tonne kilometers, that’s an account of 78% and 36% modal share. “We are facing enormous challenges because of the continued increase of the road freight transport. The sector should take initiative to pursue a more efficient and sustainable development.”(Yulin Zhan, Director of the Freight Transport Divission of Chinese Ministry of Transport.
Vehicle equipment is among others one of the most important factors for efficiency and safety of road freight transport. Different transportation approaches have specific requirements on vehicle equipment. This workshop was divided into four sessions for in-depth discussion of how to adapt the need of intermodal transportation, General Cargo and Cold-chain transportation from vehicle perspective and international experience of Double Trailer and its reference to China.
The project “Low Carbon Logistics” supports a sustainable change of the political regulatory framework relating to the implementation of policies on low carbon logistics and the application of more sustainable technologies by the logistics industry in China on behalf of BMZ.