Network-Level Analysis of the Market and Performance of Intermodal Freight Transport

Hamid Saeedi

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Road transport has been the dominant modality for hinterland freight transport in the last two decades. This has resulted in congestion, air pollution and other external effects such as noise nuisance. Intermodal Freight Transport (IFT) as an alternative to road transport has been stimulated by the European Commission. In particular, there is a target of shifting more than 50% of freight being transported further than 300 km by road to IFT by 2050. However, despite all efforts, and running different programs, the market share of IFT is still quite limited. Assuming that having a competitive market, and improving the performance of the IFT service will result in higher market share for IFT service, this thesis analyzes the market structure and the performance of the IFT service at the network-level.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Zuidwijk, Rob, Supervisor
  • Wiegmans, B., Advisor
Award date15 Mar 2018
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-233-9
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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