The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport

Book Name : The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport_x000D_
Operations, Design and Policy

By by R. Konings, H. Priemus, P. Nijkamp

Sub Title : Operations, Design and Policy

Written by : by R. Konings, H. Priemus, P. Nijkamp

Subject Category : Economics

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This book explores the numerous challenges to increase the use of intermodal transport systems in freight transport. In view of the current dominant role of road transport and the increasing difficulties in coping with growing number of vehicles in an efficient and sustainable way, intermodal freight transport could be considered a viable alternative. However, the book makes recognition of the fact that there is still a need to improve the performance of the intermodal transport system. The expert contributors provide an overview of the present role of intermodal freight transport, address opportunities to significantly improve current performance, and demonstrate design and modelling tools used to analyse and support this performance. Requirements for the implementation of intermodal innovations are also prescribed, and policies needed to improve competitiveness are outlined.Many factors contributing to the performance and competitiveness of intermodal freight transport are explored, from technological and organisational innovations through to institutional settings and policy frameworks. Edward Elgar Publishing; May 2008 ISBN 9781848441392 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport Author: R. Konings; H. Priemus; P. Nijkamp Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited Subject categories Economics > Transportation and communications > Freight (General) Business > Industries Economics > Transportation and communications > Railroads. Rapid transit systems Social Sciences ISBNs 1848441398 9781845422387 9781848441392

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Economics - Transportation and communications - Freight (General) Business - Industries Economics - Transportation and communications - Railroads. Rapid transit systems Social Sciences

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1848441398 - 9781845422387 - 9781848441392

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Edward Elgar Publishing Limited