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Making PROFIT at the Intermodal Terminal – A Research Agenda

  • Torbjörn H. Netland
  • Ingrid Spjelkavik
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 338)

Abstract

Intermodality has been a hot topic in the logistics sector for several decades, but the expected diffusion into business is still limited. The key to increased intermodalism lies at the intermodal terminal. This paper puts forward four literature-based propositions that should be part of the future research agenda for intermodal terminals. In order to realise the intermodal terminal of the future, there is a need to: (P1) develop an effective operative terminal system, (P2) develop a holistic performance measurement system for the terminal, (P3) develop cooperation models for the network actors, and (P4) develop new value increasing services at the terminal.

Keywords

Intermodality terminal logistics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torbjörn H. Netland
    • 1
  • Ingrid Spjelkavik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial ManagementSINTEF Technology and societyTrondheimNorway

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