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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 Research and Demonstration Activities

FREIGHTWISE is an integrated project under the 6th Research Framework Programme which supports the co-operation of transport management (shippers, forwarders, operators and agents), traffic and infrastructure management (rail, road, sea, inland waterways) and administration (customs, border crossing, hazardous cargo, safety and security) in order to develop and demonstrate suitable intermodal transport solutions in a range of business cases. The project will support these actors in achieving complex integrated transport chains.

The project is composed of 55 partners from 14 Member States. FREIGHTWISE will improve the management and facilitation of information access and exchange between large and small, public and private stakeholders across all business sectors and transport modes. To do so it intends to develop a generic system architecture for intermodal transport management based on previous European and national efforts.

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The 6th FP integrated project BRAVO aimed at increasing the international rail freight transport over the Brenner Corridor and in doing so providing valuable guidance to other European corridors.

17 partners from rail and combined transport, multimodal platforms, consultancies and the research world joined forces to implement an open and flexible platform for the management of corridor access and maintaining and improving the business relations between partners. Furthermore, the project worked on interoperable rail traction involving multi-current locomotives and including train path re-scheduling to gain more capacity, an EDP-supported quality management system, advanced customer information systems. It also trialled innovative technologies in mega-trailer pocket wagons and demonstrated the ability to attract conventional semitrailers for unaccompanied intermodal transport.

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last update: 19-12-2008