Intermodal Terminal Location– Criteria Evaluation
Poster (konferens), 2015

Intermodal freight transport is a significant sector of the transport industry, and intermodal terminals play a crucial role in that sector. Therefore, decision regarding suitable location for an intermodal terminal is a critical element of the establishment process – it is essential for the functionality of the total intermodal freight distribution chain. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate criteria used for determination of suitable locations for intermodal terminals. In compliance with the European traffic policy and efficient functioning of intermodal transport, location criteria were formed and evaluated: legislative, environmental, cargo flows, spatial, technical–technological and organizational. Each criterion is divided further into sub-criteria and evaluated with the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. The criteria for defining the network of intermodal terminals and their efficiency in the processes have great impact on the quality of the entire process of intermodal transport. The results show that the criterion of goods flows has the most significant impact on the selection of the terminal location, followed by spatial criterion.


Intermodal transport

Intermodal terminal

Location criteria


Violeta Roso

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Logistik och transport

Nikolina Brnjac

Borna Abramovic

Transportation Research Board (TRB) 94th Annual Meeting




Transportteknik och logistik