Intermodal Technology Implementation: The Key for the Functioning of Port a System

Transferring freight transport from road to rail is one of the objectives of transport policy in Europe and a main concern in national and European policy. According to the White Paper on the Future of the Common transport Policy, the development of Combined Transport should be encouraged as a cheaper and more financially attractive mode of transportation that will result in the transfer of freight haulage from road to the more environmentally responsible rail and water transport modes. The aim of this work is to analyze the development and integration of new technologies for the improvement of intermodal transport operations on intermodal ports and terminals. Innovative transshipment techniques and the impact on interoperability for transport means and equipment will be the priority areas. Using intermodal information technologies should also help intermodal ports and terminals in maintaining or attracting additional traffic, since the competition for business is as fierce among ports and terminals as it is among carriers and enterprises. This research will provide a better understanding of how intermodal information technologies relate to the port industry.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 333-338
  • Monograph Title: Maritime Heritage and Modern Ports

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01001454
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 1845640101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2005 12:01PM