Recently, the number of intermodal barge and - rail terminals in Flanders has boomed, facilitating a growth of more sustainable hinterland freight transport. But currently, the question is raised if additional intermodal terminals are desirable, if they could operate in an economically viable way and where they should be located. The research goal was to develop a methodology to find optimal terminal locations, maximizing the potential transhipment volumes, without competing with the already established terminals. Different locations are selected in a meta-analysis, but local conditions such as land availability and stakeholder approval should be investigated prior to setting up new terminal initiatives. It comes out that the selection of terminal locations can be influenced by the (modal choice) criteria considered in the analysis and that the selection mechanism should be linked to the preferred implementation strategy.
Originele taal-2English
TitelBIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2013
RedacteurenM. Hesse, G. Caruso, P. Gerber, F. Viti
UitgeverijUniversity Press
Aantal pagina's14
ISBN van geprinte versie978-94-6197-122-7
StatusPublished - 30 mei 2013
EvenementUnknown - Walferdange, Luxembourg-City, Germany
Duur: 30 mei 201331 mei 2013

Publicatie series

NaamProceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2013


StadWalferdange, Luxembourg-City

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M. Hesse, G. Caruso, P. Gerber, F. Viti


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