The objectives of this project are to find ways to enhance the growth of intermodal barge and rail transport. Both combinations have a particular market structure and operations, but it is important to analyse them together in order to take care of potential competition distortions. This will also allow to integrate the policies for intermodal transport on a federal and regional level in a better way. Next to the stimulation of the intermodal transport growth it is also important to predict its limits. In how far, is the intermodal terminal landscape saturated? Is the capacity of our inland waterway network and rail way network high enough to cope with a further increase? The congestion in the port of Antwerp is identified as a major bottleneck for barge terminals. What kind of alternatives are available to resolve these problems?

This project anticipates the need for information about policy measures to stimulate intermodal transport and provides federal, regional and local governments with information to support decisions in the field of freight transport and mobility.
Effective start/end date15/12/0631/01/09

    Research areas

  • Intermodal transport, GIS

    Flemish discipline codes

  • Other engineering and technology
  • Economics and business

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