Definition: Active mode/Passive mode transport

Transport

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...).

Note: Piggy-back transport is the synonym for rail/road transport.
Source:
Glossary For Transport Statistics, Eurostat, ECMT, UN/ECE, Third edition
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