Development of an Innovative Rail-Road Transport Network for Pallet-Based Freight

Christian W. Flotzinger, Friedrich Starkl

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From a macroeconomic perspective goods traffic is the driver of commercial exchange and prosperity, it is a necessary component of an international economy based on the division of labour. In order to guarantee the long-term competitiveness of every business location, an efficient goods traffic sector is essential. The sustainability and the competitiveness of the Austrian business locations require adequate qualitative and capacitive access to the procurement and sales markets. Efficient transport systems are the basic condition for every successful economic area. This can only be guaranteed through effectiveness of the individual carriers and a close co-operation between the different modes like rail and road.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPioneering Solutions in Supply Chain Management
PublisherErich Schmidt Verlag
ISBN (Print)978-3-503-12685-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • modal shift
  • competitive rail-road transport
  • market-driven low cost reloading
  • co-modality


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