Fast Transhipment Equipment and Novel Methods for Rail Cargo in Europe

Fast and adequate rail transhipment of standardized intermodal transport units (SITU) remains one of the highest ranked challenges of rail research. A cost-efficient solution for this topic is key for further enhancements towards sustainable competitiveness of intermodality against mono-modal road transport. The project FastRCargo aims at developing a new transhipment system for fast loading and unloading of standardized intermodal transport units (sITU), consisting of ISO containers and swap bodies) between rail and road vehicles, and terminal or support vehicle structures. Interoperability and inter-connectivity between rail and road transport for cross-operation is perfectly supported by the fact that road standardised production means will be seamlessly integrated into rail operation without any modification, without excessive operating time and for reasonable friction costs. Intermodal liner networks will become reality with the system proposed.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: CargoTechnologies GmbH, Österreichische Bundesbahnen - Infrastruktur Bau AG, Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Copenhagen Business School, Dautel GmbH, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH, rail4chem Eisenbahnverkehrsgesellschaft mbH, CTD Container-Transport-Dienst GmbH, Autoterminal S.A., and Chalmers Tekniska Hoegskola Aktiebolag


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Global Change and Ecosystems

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Unseld, Hans

  • Start Date: 20061006
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090309
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25432

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  • Accession Number: 01461626
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM