The ambition of this Roadmap is the achievement of EU wide co-modal transport services within a well synchronized, smart and seamless network, supported by corridors and hubs, providing optimal support to supply chains. It involves a step change from the current system, towards the ultimate vision of the Physical Internet, by synchronizing intermodal services between modes and with shippers with different speeds and leadtimes, (referred to as Synchromodality), aligning equipment and services on corridors and hubs and integrating these into networks.
So far, network integration has been focused on interconnectivity and interoperability of transport processes and equipment. Integration has been achieved only partially at the TEN-T core network level, without alignment of hubs and corridors specifically for freight transport. There is a poor match between requirements of door-to-door freight services within Europe and the supporting pan-European infrastructure. In addition, important dynamic qualities of the transport system such as flexibility, resilience and responsiveness are still underdeveloped. Thirdly, integration has not been achieved in the vertical sense, aligning transport services with supply chain requirements of manufacturers, distributors and the wholesale sector. Freight services are, therefore, insufficiently customer-oriented to serve increasingly diverse client’s needs.
Europe’s Rail Partnership
5th Transport Mode
MoU with waterborne
Under the coordination of Lukaziewicz, the Technological Institute of Poznan, 15 partners including ALICE met on the 11th and the 12th of October at the University of Gdansk in Sopot for the kick-off meeting of the ambitious project Cristal. Cristal
IW-NET will deliver a multimodal optimisation process across the EU Transport System, increasing the modal share of IWT and supporting the EC’s ambitions to reduce transport GHG emissions by two-thirds by 2050. Enablers for sustainable infrastructure management and innovative vessels
The H2020 project PIONEERS is an international partnership between ports, knowledge institutions, technology developers and government agencies with the shared ambition to make green ports the norm for our sustainable future. Coordinated by the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, with a Consortium of
This November, the team at UIC Freight will be showcasing its core activities and future projects. The Month kicks off with the Freight Department’s core assets being presented by the newly developed Fit for Freight competence centres. The next week
The growing interest in the Physical Internet (PI) has led to many local, national and international projects/initiatives. Nevertheless, considering the complexity at many levels throughout the supply chain, interoperable systems and business solutions are necessary to make this innovative concept
Why this session with ALICE members Considering the complexities and subsequent limitations of the existing transport modes, the possible arrival of a new transport mode on the scene creates a lot of buzz and excitement, and most certainly in the
TG2 past events, news and documents
Download the Roadmap In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations, and businesses are setting bold climate targets. As set out in the European Green Deal, the ambition for Europe is to be the first climate-neutral continent
Download the document In response to the Paris Agreement, more and more governments, associations and businesses are setting bold climate targets. The European Commission presented the European Green Deal yesterday with the ambition for Europe to be the first