The Significance of the Urban Context for the Sustainability Performance of Intermodal Road-rail Transport
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2012

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.

Sustainability

Urban transport

Pre-and post haulage

Case-study

Modal shift

Intermodal transport

Författare

Sönke Behrends

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

1877-0428 (ISSN)

Vol. 54 375-386

Drivkrafter

Hållbar utveckling

Styrkeområden

Transport

Building Futures

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomi och näringsliv

DOI

10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.757

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2017-10-07