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ACTIVE MODE / PASSIVE MODE TRANSPORT

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French Equivalent: Transport (mode actif) / (mode passif)

Definition:
Transport of goods using two modes of transport in combination, where one (passive) transport means is carried on another (active) transport means which provides traction and consumes energy (rail/road transport, sea/road transport, sea/rail transport...).

Context:
Piggy-back transport is the synonym for rail/road transport.

Source Publication:
Glossary for Transport Statistics, prepared by the Intersecretariat Working Group on Transport Statistics – Eurostat, European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Cross References:
Active mode / Road accompanied transport
Active mode / Road unaccompanied transport

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Wednesday, June 19, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013