Intermodal freight transport is attracting considerable attention due to its significant potential in efficiency, environmental friendliness and security. Establishing freight intermodal corridors is a promising strategy to promote intermodal freight transport, enhance its use and the related benefits. Our staff contributed to charting such a strategy in a certain part of Europe.
The way to problem solving
Our contribution focused on key areas of developing the intermodal strategy, including:
- Mapping the current status of parts of the designated corridors in terms of infrastructure (ports, intermodal hubs, road links, rail links, inland water ways), ITMS, usage, costs, transport times, services, legal and administrative aspects (customs, etc)
- Assessing and benchmarking the related corridor parts with respect to best European practices, using a hierarchy of KPIs
- Drilling down on bottlenecks and key limitations, and developing proposals for focused initiatives on infrastructure upgrades (to promote intermodality), system development, government initiatives, business motives, government strengthening of legal aspects and streamlining administrative processes
- Developing a roadmap for promoting the intermodal freight corridor concepts and initiatives.
Our staff contributed to the development of a robust strategy for intermodal freight corridors that includes specific initiatives and plans for transforming existing corridors to integrated intermodal corridors that promote timeliness, efficiency, safety, and green transport.