Since there are concerns that the transportation volume will decrease significantly in the future due to the shortage of truck drivers, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set a goal of doubling the amount of transportation by ship and rail, which will replace long-distance trucks, in the next 10 years or so, and is adjusting to include specific measures necessary for the transfer of transportation methods into new economic measures.
With the tightening of regulations on overtime work for truck drivers from April next year, the logistics industry is concerned about a significant decrease in transportation volume, which is called the "4 problem".
It is estimated that the amount of transportation that can be transported by truck will be more than 2024% less than it is now by FY2030, and the so-called "modal shift" of long-distance transportation from trucks to ships and railways has become an issue.
For this reason, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has set a goal of doubling the volume of ship and rail transport over the next 30 years or so.
Specifically, it says it will raise the number of ships from 10 million tons to 2020 million tons,
that of railways from 2 million tons to 5000 million tons.
On top of that, we are coordinating to incorporate into new economic measures specific measures necessary for the transfer of transportation methods, such as supporting the efforts of private businesses to popularize containers that can be used jointly by trucks, ships, and railways.