Moving from intermodal to synchromodal transport: A maturity model applied to a case study in North Western Europe

Kristel Alons-Hoen, Guy Somers, Ron van Duin

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Abstract

In order to meet emission targets for 2050 in Europe transport needs to be executed more 2 efficiently. A promising way to make transport more efficient is synchromodal transport. When the 3 service provider has more flexibility to arrange transport, the utilization and use of intermodal transport, 4 such as rail, can be increased and emissions per unit transported are reduced. Synchromodal transport 5 requires a large change in way of working for shippers and logistics service providers that may seem 6 insurmountable. In this article a maturity model is developed for synchromodal transport that breaks this 7 large change down into several stages that companies go through when developing synchromodal 8 transport. In a case study, executed for several companies situated in Northwestern Europe the maturity 9 model is applied in practice to identify enablers and inhibitors of synchromodal transport.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 TRB Annual Meeting
PublisherTransportation Research Board (TRB)
Pages1-10
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventTransportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 13 Jan 201917 Jan 2019

Conference

ConferenceTransportation Research Board 98th Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleTRB 2019
CountryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period13/01/1917/01/19

Keywords

  • synchromodal transport
  • Maturity model

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