ITS: Supporting Sustainable Logistics Flows in Europe

The global logistics industry is estimated at roughly EUR 5.4 trillion, or 13.8 % of the global gross domestic product (GDP). Studies show that we can expect 50% more freight by 2020. At the same time the evolution in freight transport increasingly puts a strain on infrastructures in the European Union. The visible signs of this are congestion on parts of the EU transport system, including many of its roads, rail links and harbours [2]. Moreover, establishing an efficient transEuropean transport network (TEN-T) remains a high priority for the European Institutions and this is reflected in the current revision of the TEN-T guidelines. This paper highlights the challenges and opportunities involved in planning and implementing several intelligent transportation system (ITS) related pilots to improve freight and logistics flows in Europe

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from Intelligent Transportation Society of America.
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  • Authors:
    • Jorna, Ronald
    • Foraison, Karl
    • Thirkell, Mark
    • Lodewijks, Jacky
    • Briere, Xavier
    • Hendrix, Bram
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  • Publication Date: 2012


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: CD-ROM; Figures; Maps; References;
  • Pagination: 6p
  • Monograph Title: 19th ITS World Congress, Vienna, Austria, 22 to 26 October 2012

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  • Accession Number: 01491847
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2013 12:29PM