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Transfer of goods from road to sea and railway

Authors: Olav Eidhammer, Inger Beate Hovi, Jardar Andersen, Ingar Kjetil Larsen
Report nr: 663/2003
ISBN: 82-480-0362-0
Language: Norwegian
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Objective for the study has been to analyse and discuss barriers, obstacles and policy measures for transhipment of goods from road to sea and railway. The results are based on a literature study supplemented with own analyses, discussions and estimations. The results show that road transport are dominant on short distances, while sea and railway increase their market with increasing transport distance. The main barriers are standardization of containers, documents and use of ICT in intermodal freight transport. The estimations of potential for transhipments from road to railway and sea transport indicate that the policy actions must be directed directly to the mode you want to influence, policy actions on markets with transport distances shorter than 300 km will only add costs for the industry. Transhipment costs must be reduced.


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