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Waterborne transit is one of the most energy efficient means of transport

Waterborne transit is one of the most energy efficient means of transport. Inland towing barges are more than three times more energy efficient than road trucks and 40% more efficient than rail. As transportation is one of the most energy intensive sectors in the urban context, increasing the use of waterways for passenger or goods transit can lead to substantial energy savings.

Last update:06 Feb 2014