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Intermodal transport

Marco Polo


Conference on eFreight,
17 February 2009


Measures to support freight transport
18 October 2007




Exercise to identify bottlenecks in Freight Transport Logistics

Research, Demonstration and Co-ordination Activities

Public consultations



Modern logistics solutions for competitiveness and sustainability



Research, Demonstration and Co-ordination Activities


|Selected Co-ordination Activities

|Selected Research and Demonstration Activities

Selected Co-ordination Activities

The Logistics Best Practise (BestLog) project is establishing an exchange platform for the improvement of supply chain management practice across Europe.

bestLog aims to:

  • Improve logistics practice

  • Improve logistics education

  • Reduce differences across Europe

  • Set standards for logistics education and practice

  • Create growth and jobs

  • Achieve a better match between EC policy and business decisions

The project is concentrating in particular on the automotive, bulk, CPG / retail / wholesale industries and on logistics service providers.

The platform is composed of nine partners from different European countries. Activities will include workshops, conferences, publications and a comprehensive website of free resources in several languages. A key objective of the platform is to maximise the contribution of the logistics sector to achieving European transport policy objectives such as reductions in vehicle-kilometres, lower emissions and increasing the use of the alternative modes of transport (rail, short sea shipping and inland waterways). The platform is being 100% funded by the European Commission (3 million €) during its first four years of operation.

Project website:

Best Urban Freight Solutions (BESTUFS) is establishing and maintaining an open European network between urban freight transport experts, user groups/associations, ongoing projects, interested cities, the relevant European Commission Directorates and representatives of national, regional and local transport administrations in order to identify, describe and disseminate best practices, success criteria and bottlenecks with respect to the movement of goods in urban areas.

Eight partners from across the EU participate in the project which covers a broad range of activities, including sharing of best practices, including best practice handbooks, working on the harmonisation and modelling of data on urban freight transport and quantifying the effects of urban freight transport in terms of economic, environmental and social/safety issues.

Project website:

The PROMIT aims to initiate, facilitate and support the coordination and cooperation of national and European initiatives, projects, promotion centres, technology providers, research institutes and user groups related to intermodal transport. Its objective is to contribute to a faster improvement and implementation of intermodal transport technologies and procedures and to help promote intermodal logistics and mode shift by creating awareness of innovative solutions, best practices and intermodal transport opportunities for potential users as well as for politicians and for the research community.

Nine organisations, from the research world and consultancies form the consortium, which is supported by a broad range of public and private sector sub contractors. The project implementation covers a 3-year period. The project will organise conferences and a number of cluster workshops.

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last update: 19-12-2008