Implementation of advanced ICT solutions for multimodal freight transport collaboration

Antti Permala, Karri Rantasila, Ville Hinkka, Jenni Eckhardt

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    This paper aims to recognise new ITS/ICT based innovations in multimodal freight transport operations. The focus is to research what are the prerequisites for collaboration, what benefits are achieved and how transferable the solutions are. Case study methodology and Multi-Criteria-Analysis were used. In all 12 cases were selected, of which three for in-depth analysis. The first case deals with port, the second corridor and the third freight bundling. The benefits of ICT solutions in pursuing sustainable, safe, smooth and efficient logistics and transport are evident. However, the collaboration should optimize entire supply chain's operations and consider multiple perspectives. This requires common ICT development regarding interfaces, platforms and single window systems. The analyses of the cases showed that if enough resources are devoted to successful adoption, remarkable business and logistics benefits are obtained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication22nd ITS World Congress
    PublisherERTICO - ITS Europe
    Number of pages12
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15: Towards Intelligent Mobility - Better Use of Space - Bordeaux, France
    Duration: 5 Oct 20159 Oct 2015
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd ITS World Congress, ITSWC15
    Abbreviated titleITSWC15


    • ICT
    • supply chain management
    • transport


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