Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Stakeholder Analysis in Intermodal Urban Freight Transport
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5269-4356
2016 (English)In: Ninth International Conference on City Logistics, Elsevier, 2016, Vol. 12, 750-764 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study aims to evaluate the feasibility of rail based intermodal transportation in urban regions. The feasibility is evaluated in a bi-sectional manner; first a quantitative assessment is carried out where costs and CO2 emission are estimated for a set of transport alternatives in the greater Stockholm region, Sweden. The most critical parameters are the train's loading space utilization and the transhipment. Second, an analysis is made based on the principles of the ‘Delphi’ method i.e. experts involved in in-depth interviews, workshops and a survey; regarding stakeholders’ perspectives for utilizing such systems. The system must satisfy broader policy objectives of local authorities and commercial corporate interests in order to be adopted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016. Vol. 12, 750-764 p.
Series
Transportation Research Procedia, ISSN 2352-1465
Keyword [en]
Intermodal transport, Transhipment Interface, Urban freight transport, Road-Rail
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
Transport Science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184508DOI: 10.1016/j.trpro.2016.02.029ISI: 000377574100062OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-184508DiVA: diva2:916244
Conference
9th International Conference on City Logistics, June 17-19, 2015, Tenerife, Spain
Note

QC 20160401

Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-07-18Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Evaluation and Modelling of Short Haul Intermodal Transport Systems
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation and Modelling of Short Haul Intermodal Transport Systems
2016 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Conventional intermodal rail freight transport systems have proved themselves competitive and able to offer cost-leadership on long distances and in endpoint relations between two nodes. Several studies within intermodal transports have made contributions in finding the minimum distance, the “break-even” distance that an intermodal door-to-door shipment can compete with unimodal road. The results for European conditions are found in the range 300-800 km. The main aim of this doctoral thesis has been to analyse under which conditions a short haul transport system with the railway as a base can be considered a feasible solution.

This has been conducted within the framework of two research projects. In the main research project of this thesis; REGCOMB (Regional Combined Transport System – A system study in the greater Stockholm-Mälaren region), the feasibility is evaluated in a bi-sectional manner; first a quantitative assessment is carried out where costs and CO2 emission are estimated for a set of transport alternatives in the greater Stockholm region, Sweden. The project involves a case study of a shipper’s distribution of daily consumables in the Stockholm-Mälaren region. The case study evaluates the concept of an intermodal liner train, which differs from other conventional rail freight systems, as it similar to a passenger train makes stops along the route for loading and unloading. The quantitative assessment has been accomplished by the development of a cost model, Intermodal Transport Cost Model (ITCM). The most critical parameters are the train’s loading space utilization and the transshipment. The time and cost spent for transshipment of unit loads restrict the competitiveness of intermodal services on shorter distances as these parameters are not proportional to transported distance but rather to the utilization rate of resources. Hence, the concept of cost-efficient small scale (CESS) terminals is introduced and evaluated in this study. Second, a qualitative assessment of the socio-technical system is carried out regarding stakeholders’ perspectives and requirements; based on the participative research i.e. experts involved in in-depth interviews, workshops and a survey. The system must satisfy broader policy objectives of local authorities and commercial corporate interests in order to be adopted. The business model that represents the conceptual idea of the study is identified as ‘the local cooperation model’, where the intermodal transport service is organized by several local actors along a transport route. Regions where cost-leadership coincides with a strong will from local authorities to implement regulations in the freight transport market that promote intermodal transports have created a foundation for implementing short haul intermodal rail freight services. Two operational examples are presented in this thesis; the E&S system in Japan and the Innovatrain system in Switzerland.

In the minor research project of the thesis; BIOSUN (Sustainable Intermodal Supply Systems for Biofuel and Bulk Freight), an evaluation is carried out regarding rail-based multimodal transportation of wood biofuels. In essence, it is the factors affecting rail transportation of biofuel and the inherent capability of the rail mode that are addressed. The qualitative evaluation consists of STEEP analysis for the external factors influencing the transport system and sustainability analysis for the internal factors. These methods are complemented by quantitative analysis of a case study, which offered an opportunity to model a rail-based multimodal transport chain for the supply of a heating plant in Gothenburg, Sweden. The results of the case study show that the break-even distance is considerably lower for biofuel transport chains than for other commodities; 180-250 km, which is mainly due to the requirement of road-road transshipment as well as the fact that intermodal terminals can be combined with wood processing facilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2016. xv, 69 p.
Series
TRITA-TSC-PHD, 16-003
National Category
Transport Systems and Logistics
Research subject
Transport Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-184510 (URN)978-91-87353-46-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-04-28, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH Campus, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

QC 20160404

Available from: 2016-04-04 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2016-06-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1030 kB)117 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1030 kBChecksum SHA-512
239642285273a5208c388dbcf60253bac58caefc58a6b17ddd6167ae5ebe11e5dbea60766a5c72ccd332b563b8a36d9fa816208b930b5aeee487da0b275593dc
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Kordnejad, Behzad
By organisation
Transport Science
Transport Systems and Logistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 117 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 189 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf