Appraisal of European freight transport corridors

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1997 (EN)
Appraisal of European freight transport corridors (EN)

Tsamboulas, D (EN)
Ballis, A (EN)
Ercolani, F (EN)

N/A (EN)

The appraisal methodology of a new intermodal corridor in Europe is noteworthy. The current status of Intermodal/Combined Transport in Europe, the alternative loading units (containers, swap bodies and semitrailers suitable for intermodal transport) as well as the operational requirements for a newcomer operator must be analyzed to be used in the appraisal process. A number of scenarios have been formulated taking into account all categories of operators, i.e., international carriers, forwarders and national carriers, different financing schemes and alternative loading units. The evaluation procedure concerns an (under investigation) Italy-Greece corridor but can be applied in similar studies. The financial advantage, in terms of Net Present Value, derives from the comparison of the net benefits of every operator when using the new corridor, against the benefits of the same operator continuing his current operations. The results of the financial evaluation indicate that under certain conditions of financial subsidies, a positive return to investment is expected for several cases. (EN)


Evaluation (EN)
Loading (EN)
Finance (EN)
Transportation routes (EN)
Societies and institutions (EN)
Freight transport corridors (EN)
Intermodal transport (EN)
Freight transportation (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Transportation Quarterly (EN)



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