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Abstract

This report describes the results of the study on Inland Waterway Transport Systems. The aim of this study is to provide an analysis of the possibilities and conditions for an efficient integration of inland waterway transport into the logistics and multi-modal transport chain, taking into account the requirements of the participants. The study was focused on the existing logistic organization and the impact on this logistic organization by developments on a number of important topics such as:

- Ship construction and transshipment;
- Infrastructure of inland waterways;
- Information and telecommunication.

Communication with the participants (in the different countries with a developed waterway infrastructure) is used providing information out of the field by means of interviews and telephone-interviews. A method of analysis is developed to transform the received information into a set of possibilities, requirements and obstacles. This is supported by a logistic chain model for each identified transport sector in inland waterways. ways.

Additional information

Authors: EDS, EDS (NL);EMIT, EMIT GmbH (DE);STN ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, STN ATLAS Elektronik GmbH (DE);K+V LOGISTIEKE ADVISEURS, K+V Logistieke adviseurs BV (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1996) 64pp.
Availability: Available from the Transport Research Helpdesk, European Commission, DG VII-E, Avenue de Beaulieu 31, B-1160 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2954349
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-7334-5
Record Number: 199711194 / Last updated on: 1997-09-23
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en