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Innovative Distribution with Intermodal Freight Operation in Metropolitan Areas


The success of intermodal transport depends strongly on the managerial and organisational performance of the pre -and end -haulage of the intermodal transport leg. IDIOMA will show how distribution of goods in metropolitan areas can be improved through several demonstrators :
- The Tresund region with Helsingborg and Malm" represents a suitable basis for coordinated and composite distribution concepts including intermodal transport sea/road as well as rail/road.
- Provided with different technological solutions, N_rnberg will demonstrate cooperative inbound city logistics : starting consolidation at the far end of the transport chain, the consignee, and using intermodal transport to cover the long haulage leg to a freight center.
- In large metropolitan areas, traffic conditions are getting worse. There will be value in integrating real time traffic information into transport logistics planning decisions which will be demonstrated in Paris via 4 intermodal terminals.
- In the Amsterdam-The Hague-Rotterdam-Utrecht region (Randstad) a new concept for linking multiple freight distribution centres and terminals by rail (Flownet) will be tested.
The demonstrators of IDIOMA will not conceal the problems which still exist in operating intermodal transport, but they will open the way to new perspectives by introducing new management schemes, organisational measures and technological means to achieve, finally, a more environmentally friendly system for the transport of goods in metropolitan areas.


Paris, Tresund (Malm"...) Nuremberg, Randstad
Surff, Imprend, Cost 321, FV2000, Reform, Cometa, Flihtt, Impulse, Tactics, Lean, Cost 339

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