European Transport Network Model Refinement Regarding Freight and Intermodal Transport to and from the Rest of the World

The TRANS-TOOLS model which is currently developed will become the reference transport policy assessment tool for the European Union (EU). It completes the ETIS reference database which is used for its calibration. ETIS has been developed in close cooperation with EUROSTAT to provide the Commission with a policy oriented information system. Although the scope of ETIS and subsequently TRANS-TOOLS is EU25, there is some lack of recent information on the new members (EU27) and on the new neighbors, as well as detailed country or group of countries information recording trade with the Rest of the world. Intermodal transport outside the EU is an innovative issue, as well the information on air (freight) transport. In these respects the forecasting capabilities and scenario developments of TRANS-TOOLS can be significantly improved. WORLDNET aims to deliver realistic solutions that support policy forecasting and facilitate the implementation of the European transport and energy policy measures and instruments. The strategic objective is to refine the European transport network model regarding freight and intermodal transport to and from the rest of the world, following the work of ETIS and TRANSTOOLS. The first specific objective is to attain a more precise representation of the freight flows between European countries and the rest of the world. The project also aims to facilitate the use and uptake of the model within other countries and regions. WOLRDNET seeks active participation from INCO target countries and/or international organizations interested in this action. The development of a common, international modeling framework gives policy makers a consistent, quantitative baseline for technology, transport, energy, environment and economic trends. The project will implement a new communications network with regions and countries outside of Europe to improve mutual understanding of and planning for freight flows on a global basis.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: TINA Vienna - Transport Strategies Ges.m.b.H., MKmetric Gesellschaft fuer Systemplanung mbH, Universität Karlsruhe (TH) Institut fuer Wirtschaftspolitik und Wirtschaftsforschung (IWW), DEMIS, EA Transport Research and Training, and Ocean Shipping Consultants Ltd.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Specific Research and Demonstration Programme Aimed at Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area

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

    Chen, Ming

  • Start Date: 20070501
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25428

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  • Accession Number: 01461630
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:49PM