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The Development of Hinterland Transport by Rail – The Story of Scandinavia and the Port of Gothenburg

The Development of Hinterland Transport by Rail – The Story of Scandinavia and the Port of... This article analyses the phenomenon of hinterland transport by rail and the remarkable journey that has taken place during the last ten years in Europe, especially in Scandinavia. Furthermore, it includes a brief examination of how current trends affect the role and development of rail for hinterland transport. In fact, particularly in Scandinavia, most of the potential market for hinterland transport of maritime containers is already realised. Nevertheless, stakeholders face new challenges as a result of the current financial crisis and global recession. As a result, transport systems, such as the Scandinavian rail shuttle system, now show modest growth figures in comparison to the 15 to 20 percent of annual growth over the last ten years. Ultimately, rail shuttle services and dry ports will still play an important future role in ensuring competitive and sustainable logistics systems assuming that these companies are able to cope with the imminent challenges. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics SAGE

The Development of Hinterland Transport by Rail – The Story of Scandinavia and the Port of Gothenburg

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 2003 A B Academic Publishers
ISSN
0260-1079
eISSN
2321-5305
DOI
10.1177/02601079X11002300204
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Abstract

This article analyses the phenomenon of hinterland transport by rail and the remarkable journey that has taken place during the last ten years in Europe, especially in Scandinavia. Furthermore, it includes a brief examination of how current trends affect the role and development of rail for hinterland transport. In fact, particularly in Scandinavia, most of the potential market for hinterland transport of maritime containers is already realised. Nevertheless, stakeholders face new challenges as a result of the current financial crisis and global recession. As a result, transport systems, such as the Scandinavian rail shuttle system, now show modest growth figures in comparison to the 15 to 20 percent of annual growth over the last ten years. Ultimately, rail shuttle services and dry ports will still play an important future role in ensuring competitive and sustainable logistics systems assuming that these companies are able to cope with the imminent challenges.

Journal

Journal of Interdisciplinary EconomicsSAGE

Published: Apr 1, 2011

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