containerization

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intermodal inlandwaterway transport (BOOK)

During the second half of 2011, we have worked on a book about the inland waterways transport in Flanders. The book is already published and it is in Dutch. You may find it here: VUBPRess

Economische en ecologische aspecten van het intermodaal binnenvaartvervoer in Vlaanderen
Cathy Macharis, Tom van Lier, Ethem Pekin, Alain Verbeke

Intermodaal binnenvaartvervoer betreft goederenvervoer waarbij verschillende transportmodi, namelijk weg en binnenvaart, gecombineerd en geïntegreerd worden zodat gebruikersgerichte deur-tot-deurdiensten worden aangeboden die kunnen concurreren met unimodaal wegvervoer. De maatschappelijke voordelen van intermodaal vervoer zijn belangrijk: vermindering van congestie op de wegen en meer milieuvriendelijk transport. Tijdens de voorbije twee decennia heeft de intermodale binnenvaarttransportmarkt een spectaculaire groei gekend. Tevens is er een toenemend socio-politiek bewustzijn ontstaan over de noodzakelijkheid om het intermodaal vervoer verder te stimuleren. In dit boek onderzoeken de auteurs hoe intermodaal vervoer past in een duurzaam transportbeleid en in het verder versterken van Vlaanderen als slimme draaischijf.

In een eerste hoofdstuk wordt de evolutie van de binnenvaart in het algemeen beschreven. In een tweede hoofdstuk wordt de intermodale transportsector voorgesteld. Hierbij worden de betrokken actoren, de kostprijs, het terminallandschap en de transportmarkt besproken. Hoofdstuk 3 zoomt in op de milieuaspecten van het intermodaal binnenvaartvervoer. Hoofdstuk 4 geeft weer hoe het kan passen in een duurzaam transportbeleid. Aan de hand van een locatie-analyse model voor de locatie van intermodale terminals, wordt in hoofdstuk 5 aangegeven hoe locatiebeslissingen in de toekomst beter ondersteund kunnen worden en wat de effecten zijn van verschillende types van maatregelen om deze sector verder te stimuleren. In hoofdstuk 6 wordt tot slot aangegeven hoe intermodaal vervoer past binnen het logistiek weefsel van Vlaanderen en dit aan de hand van enkele praktijkvoorbeelden.

Imprint: VUBPRESS
In voorraad
€ 24,95
ISBN: 9789054878681
208 pagina’s
Verschijningsdatum: 05/12/2011

integrated transport (book)

June 2010 | 368 pages | Hardback: 978-0-415-54893-9 £75.00 | eBook: 978-0-203-85088-6 £75.00

Integrated Transport

From Policy to Practice

Moshe Givoni & David Banister

bookTravel is an essential part of everyday life and today most journeys are multimodal. It is the total travel experience that counts and integrated transport must reduce the inconvenience of transfers between modes. Most research and many publications on transport policy advocate sustainable transport, but the priority given to integration has been negligible. Yet integration is one of the most important means to advance sustainable transport and sustainability more generally.

While integrated transport systems are seen to be an ideal, there is a failure to make the transition from policy to practice. The authors argue that the achievement of sustainable transport is still a dream, as an integrated transport policy is a prerequisite for a sustainable transport system. It is only when the two concepts of sustainability and integration operate in the same direction and in a positive way that real progress can be made.
In this book, transportation experts from across the world have addressed the questions about what is integration, why is it so important and why is it so hard to achieve? The book provides an in-depth analysis of these issues and it aims to provide a better understanding of the subject, about what should be strived for, about what is realistic to expect, and about how to move forward towards a more integrated provision of transport infrastructure, services and management.

Selected Contents: 1. The Need for Integration in Transport Policy and Practice Section 1: The Main Issues in Integrated Transport 2. Integrated Transport Policy: A Conceptual Analysis 3. Planning For a Sustainable Travel: Integrating Spatial Planning and Transport 4. The Need for Integrated Institutions and Organisations in Transport Policy – the Case of Transport and Climate Change 5. Integrated-Transport Policy in Freight Transport 6.The Value of Reliability and its Relevance in Transport Networks 7. Appraisal of Integrated Transport Policies Section 2: Application of Integrated Transport Policy 8. Integrating Individual Travel Desires in Transport Planning: What is Too Far and What is Too Close? 9. Planning Walking Networks and Cycling Networks 10. The Role of ICT in Achieving Integrated-Transport Networks 11. Developing the Rail Network through Better Access to Railway Stations – the Need for Integration Section 3: Assessing the Potential Benefits of Integrated Transport Polices 12. Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Integrated Transport Policies and Schemes 13. A Decision Analysis Framework for Intermodal Transport: Evaluating Different Policy Measures to Stimulate the Market 14. Integrating the Railways – Key Assessment Issues 15. Assessing Iintermodal Re-Balance and Integration in Urban Transportation Planning: An Illustration on the Basis of a Sub-Lagoon Tube Plan for Venice 16. The Effects of Weather and Individual Characteristics on the Speed of Public Transport Trips: An Empirical Study Section 4: The Challenges in Achieving Integrated Transport at National, Regional and City Levels 17. Impediments to Integrative Transport Policies: Lessons from the Case of Modiin 18. Integrating Public Transport Management in France: How to Manage Gaps Between Mono-Scale Policies 19. Intermodalism in the U.S.: Issues and Prospects 20. The Pursuit of Integration: How Far and What Next?

June 2010 | 368 pages | Hardback: 978-0-415-54893-9 £75.00 | eBook: 978-0-203-85088-6 £75.00

About the Editors
Moshe Givoni is a Senior Researcher at the Transport Studies Unit (TSU) which is part of the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) at Oxford University. He is also a Research Fellow at Wolfson College. Before joining Oxford he was a Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Spatial Economics, Free University Amsterdam.

David Banister is Professor of Transport Studies at the University of Oxford and Director of the Transport Studies Unit. He is also currently Director of the Environmental Change Institute in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Until 2006, he was Professor of Transport Planning at University College London.

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