Identifying the modal shift potential of fully assembled cars for inland waterway transport

Bianca Borca, Lisa-Maria Putz-Egger, Tim Schreiner

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The 2019 announced Green Deal of the European Commission aims at reducing 90% of transport-related emissions by 2050. A major measure to reach the 90% reduction is to increase the modal share of inland waterway transport (IWT), representing an environmentally friendly transport mode. In particular, the European automotive industry has potential suitable cargo for IWT, namely fully assembled cars. Thus, the goal of this paper is to identify the modal shift potential from road to IWT for fully assembled cars of the European automotive industry. For the identification of the modal shift potential, a GIS-Software approach was applied using the Network Analyst extension of the ESRI ArcGIS software. In total, 80 European automotive production plants were identified and analyzed regarding the European inland waterways and the European road network. Considering the results of the accomplished spatial analysis, 26 European automotive production plants bear a modal shift potential and a potential of a reduction of CO2 emission up to 60% compared to road transport.
Translated title of the contributionIdentifikation des Modal Shift Potentials für Fertigfahrzeuge in der Binnenschifffahrt
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2021
Event27th ITS World Congress - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 11 Oct 202115 Oct 2021


Conference27th ITS World Congress

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