The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport: Operations, Design and Policy (Transport Economics, Management and Policy Series)

The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport: Operations, Design and Policy (Transport Economics, Management and Policy Series)

By: Hugo Priemus (editor), Rob Konings (editor), Professor Peter Nijkamp (editor)Hardback

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This book explores the great challenge of increasing the scope of intermodal freight transport. In view of the current dominant role of road transport and the increasing difficulties in coping with a 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. This comprehensive range of topics will attract a broad audience including academics, researchers, policymakers and practitioners involved in the design and development of freight transport systems. It will also strongly appeal to those with an interest in the future of freight transport.

About Author

Edited by Rob Konings, Senior Researcher, Freight Transport Systems, OTB Research Institute for Housing, Urban and Mobility Studies, Delft University of Technology, Hugo Priemus, Professor Emeritus of System Innovation and Spatial Development, Delft University of Technology and Peter Nijkamp, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in `s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands and the Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza din Iasi, Iasi, Romania


Contents: Preface 1. The Future of Intermodal Freight Transport: An Overview Rob Konings, Hugo Priemus and Peter Nijkamp PART I: INTERMODAL TRANSPORT OPERATIONS 2. Intermodal Road-Rail Transport in the European Union Johan Woxenius and Fredrik Barthel 3. Intermodal Freight Transport in the United States Lata Chatterjee and T.R. Lakshmanan 4. Intermodal Freight Transport in Urban Areas in Japan Eiichi Taniguchi and Toshinori Nemoto 5. Bundling of Freight Flows and Hinterland Network Developments Theo Notteboom 6. Container Terminal Handling Quality Bart Wiegmans, Peter Nijkamp and Piet Rietveld PART II: DESIGN AND MODELLING 7. Container Handling in Mainports: A Dilemma About Future Scales Joan Rijsenbrij 8. A Technical Approach to the Agile Port System Klaus-Peter Franke 9. The Impacts of Innovative Technical Concepts for Load Unit Exchange on the Design of Intermodal Freight Bundling Networks Ekki Kreutzberger 10. Designing Intermodal Transport Systems: A Conceptual and Methodological Framework Arne Jensen 11. Intermodal Freight Network Modelling Florian Schwarz PART III: IMPLEMENTATION AND POLICY 12. Critical Success Factors: Interconnectivity and Interoperability Bryan Stone 13. Interorganizational Coordination: The Role of Information Technology Marielle den Hengst 14. Development Strategies for Intermodal Transport in Europe Dimitrios Tsamboulas 15. The Role of Government in Fostering Intermodal Transport Innovations: Perceived Lessons and Obstacles in the United States Jose Holguin-Veras, Robert Paaswell and Anthony Perl Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845422387
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781845422387
  • ISBN10: 1845422384

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