Synchromodality for Enabling Smart Transport Hubs

Synchromodality is a concept that takes a holistic view of (freight) transport, including and integrating all available modes, new logistics and transport concepts, facilitating infrastructures, (ICT) technologies, services, new policies, and governance. The basic idea is the use of alternative transport modes in a flexible way, depending on temporary circumstances as well as product and supply chain characteristics. Synchromodality requires a superb information infrastructure and data exchange between all parties involved (e.g. shippers, main ports, inland hubs, smart corridor operators, customs, and inspection authorities). The objective consists in the investigation of possibilities to use the existing transport infrastructure and resources more efficiently by developing sophisticated synchromodal transit chains through improved information availability and exchange and better planning and scheduling. The objective implies a holistic analysis and step forward to the application of the synchromodal concept, including the investigation of the societal costs and benefits of a synchromodal view on (freight) transport, the identification of the most important barriers for implementation and transition, and the development of solutions to overcome the indicated barriers. The paper will address the following issues: 1) in-depth analysis of implementation lessons (positive and negative) from intermodal and co-modal studies and pilots (identifying most important implementation and transition); and 2) development of strategies for a synchromodal transport system with associated new logistics/service concepts, ICT systems, infrastructures (terminals) and possible vehicle concepts.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 875-881
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01604057
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2016 9:05PM