European railways benefit from the growth in international container transport, because over long distances rail has distinct advantages over other hinterland transport modes. The smooth flow of intermodal transport chains is not only the responsibility of railways, but is also influenced by the quality of transhipment terminals (ports or intermodal terminals), by the organisation of pre- and post haulage, and by the rail infrastructure. Public authorities have major influence on the quality and attractiveness of intermodal transport chains, for example by funding terminals. Railistics has extensive experience in the optimisation of logistics processes as well as in approaching funding programmes.

Selected references:

EU-Interreg project, Central- and Eastern Europe

Identification of bottlenecks of international intermodal logistic chains between Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia and elaboration of a multimodal action plan.

Ministry of Transport, Croatia

Drafting of a nationwide intermodal strategy in order to increase the share of intermodal transport.

World Bank, Romania

Conception of an integrated and sustainable strategy for promoting intermodal transport.

Railway Undertakings and intermodal service providers, Europe (multiple projects)

Cost calculation and operational simulation of intermodal train services, implementation of new services.