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The Significance of the Urban Context for the Sustainability Performance of Intermodal Road-rail Transport

Sönke Behrends (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport)
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences (1877-0428). Vol. 54 (2012), p. 375–386.
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The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implications of the urban context for the sustainability performance of intermodal road-rail transport (IRRT). By calculating the external costs of a road transport and an intermodal alternative of consolidated cargo between a freight forwarder's consolidation terminals, the paper shows that the environmental benefits of a modal shift depend on the relative location of the intermodal terminal and shipper and receiver in the spatial structure. A careful integration of the intermodal terminal in the urban spatial structure is therefore a necessity if IRRT is to contribute to the sustainable development of the freight sector.

Nyckelord: Intermodal transport; Sustainability; Urban transport; Pre-and post haulage; Case-study; Modal shift


(Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences; special issue: Proceedings of EWGT2012 - 15th Meeting of the EURO Working Group on Transportation, September 2012, Paris; ed. by V. Aguiléra, N. Bhouri, N. Farhi et al.)



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