In addition to Unaccompanied Combined Transport solutions the project develops new attractive products for Accompanied Combined Transport. Next to a mitigation of negative environmental effects and a fostered accessibility to intermodality these activities will contribute to the improvement of a modal integration among road, rail and waterways. Furthermore, they will support the creation of stable discussion panels for terminal and logistic operators for improving integration between sea-port and inland intermodal terminals.
Over the recent years, techniques such as RoLa (Rolling Road), carriage of complete trailers with accommodation for drivers, were supplemented by various other ideas for new developments of horizontal transhipment techniques. The aim of those techniques is to shift as much freight from road to rail as possible and to offer a wider range of opportunities to those transport entrepreneurs who cannot use Unaccompanied Combined Transport.
Conducting socioeconomic, market and technical analysis: As a basis for the development of new or improved railway services, transport demand on the main existing transalpine routes is analysed. Furthermore the supply side in affected regions is investigated – including infrastructure, services and operators.
Defining potentials for intermodal products and services: Build upon the transport analyses potentials for new or improved existing services will be defined.
Development of business plans and marketing strategies: Finally, railway operators and terminals to conduct new or improved services will be contacted. Commonly, business plans for new accompanied trains will be developed.
Implementing, respectively improve accompanied railway services: project partners will develop four new, direct train services between Lombardy Region - Austria/East Europe; Lombardy Region - Bavaria - Baden - Wuerttemberg; Friuli-Venezia-Giulia Region - East Europe; Slovenia - Germany/Austria.
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A.L.O.T. s.c.a r.l.
Agency of East Lombardy for Transports and Logistics