Problemy Transportu i Logistyki

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ISSN: 1644-275X     eISSN: 2353-3005    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/ptl.2016.34-13
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Issue archive / nr 2 (34) 2016
The impact of diversification of regional economic conditions on the economic efficiency of intermodal transport in Europe

Authors: Dariusz Milewski
Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Wydział Zarządzania i Ekonomiki Usług

Bogusz Wiśnicki
Maritime University of Szczecin, Transport Engineering and Economics Faculty
Keywords: intermodal transport economic efficiency transport costs
Year of publication:2016
Page range:10 (135-144)
Klasyfikacja JEL: O30 R30
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Abstract

The aim of the article is to present a problem of an intermodal connection, linking two different European regions, i.e. economically developed and developing countries. The authors identified determinants of technological and economic nature, which aim to achieve a desired economic efficiency of the intermodal transport. The economic imbalance of different regions in Europe refers to the following issues: the imbalance of the flows of cargo, lack of the uniform technological standards and differences in the economic environment. During the conducted research, authors analysed the cost of intermodal connections based on the use of three rail-road technologies dedicated to transport of semi-trailers. The analysed parameters included: distance of transport, mass of cargo, investment and operating costs. The calculations allowed would formulate conclusions and recommendations necessary for supporting conditions, which should be met, in order that the intermodal transport can effectively compete with the pure road transport.
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