Multimodal Transport: A Framework for Analysis
Disparities in economic development, transport policies, and infrastructure across nations and modes of transport make the integration of multimodal corridors a challenging task for regional organizations like the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), European Union (EU), and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In this chapter, a framework based on nontariff barriers arising from the lack of interconnectivity between modes, lack of infrastructure, and tariff barriers arising from cabotage and customs regulation at the interface is proposed to analyze the issues faced by a regional organization in the creation of multimodal transport corridors.
Multimodal transport networks are used by third-party logistics (3PL) service providers who offer end-to-end cargo delivery services. Better multimodal transport networks are expected to improve intraregional trade and attract multinational enterprises (MNEs) to the region, thereby increasing foreign direct investment (FDI). We introduce multimodal transport and discuss the economic and regional characteristics of the ASEAN region. This is followed by an overview of transport-related infrastructure development in the region. An analysis of the issues faced by regional organizations in the integration of multimodal corridors using the proposed framework follows.
KeywordsForeign Direct Investment Regulatory Barrier Freight Transport Capita Gross Domestic Product Nontariff Barrier
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