DATASET

External costs of freight transport in European Union Member States

Collection: TEM : Transport Economics and Modelling 

Description

Tables with estimates of external costs of freight transport for each transport mode and EU Member State. These figures can be used as reference for the comparison of different measures to reduce externalities from transport.

Contact

Email
panayotis.christidis (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

How to cite

Christidis, Panayotis; Brons, Martijn (2016): External costs of freight transport in European Union Member States. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-tem-ec1

Keywords

transport external costs congestion emissions freight

Data access

Tables of external costs of transport, per Member State, xls format
URL 
  • External costs of freight transport in European Union Member States

Publications

Publication
External cost calculator for Marco Polo freight transport project proposals
Brons M, Christidis P. External cost calculator for Marco Polo freight transport project proposals. EUR 25010 EN. Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union; 2011. JRC67344
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Publication page 
  • Abstract

    The Marco Polo programme of the European Commission aims to shift or avoid freight transport off the roads to other more environmentally friendly transport modes. The programme is implemented through yearly calls for proposals. The proposals received to each call are selected for financial support inter alia on the basis of their merits in terms of environmental and social benefits. The evaluation of each proposal's merits in terms of environmental and social benefits is based on the external costs for each transport mode. On the Commission’s request the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (JRC-IPTS) modified and updated the methodology underlying the calculation of external costs and the software application that automates the estimation of the impact on external costs for specific projects. The work was based on a combination of data and model results that allow the estimation of transport volumes, fleet mixes, levels of utilisation and resulting externalities with up-to-date methodologies for the economic valuation of these externalities. The new external cost methodology and calculator covers road, rail, inland waterways and short sea shipping. External cost coefficients are provided for environmental impacts (air quality, noise, climate change) and socio-economic impacts (accidents, congestion). The methodology permits the estimation of external cost coefficients for specific mode subcategories based on fuel technology, cruising speed, vehicle size, and cargo type.

Geographic areas

European Union

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2016-05-26
Landing page
https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/YA3VCY 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Science and technology, Transport
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-tem-ec1
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