Applying sophisticated management techniques to freight transport offers the potential for significant cost savings as well as greater efficiency. Yet the inherent complexity of intermodal transport presents many challenges.

This practical textbook on the operations of intermodal transport and logistics focuses on the practical concerns and the basics of operations, such as vehicles, containers, handling operations, logistics management and optimisation. All chapters are written by field specialists, and the volume includes additional chapters on economics, law and the environment to put the practical topics into context.

It presents a balanced textbook for postgraduate students and also a reference text for those in industry or the public sector involved in the planning of intermodal freight transport.

part I|15 pages


chapter 1|13 pages


ByJason Monios, Rickard Bergqvist

part II|134 pages


chapter 2|35 pages

Intermodal transport equipment

ByRickard Bergqvist, Jason Monios

chapter 3|19 pages

Rail operations

ByAllan Woodburn

chapter 4|20 pages

Inland waterway operations

ByBart Wiegmans, Ron Van Duin

chapter 5|14 pages

Road distribution from the intermodal perspective

ByRickard Bergqvist, Jason Monios, Sönke Behrends

chapter 6|17 pages

Intermodal terminal design and operations

ByRickard Bergqvist

chapter 7|24 pages

The port interface

ByJürgen Wilhelm Böse

part III|59 pages


chapter 8|15 pages

Intermodal system management and economics

ByJason Monios, Johan Woxenius

chapter 9|25 pages

Intermodal logistics

ByJason Monios, Rickard Bergqvist

chapter 10|15 pages

Legal aspects of multimodal transport

ByAbhinayan Basu Bal

part IV|58 pages


chapter 11|26 pages

Modelling of intermodal systems

ByJonas Flodén, Dries Meers, Cathy Macharis

chapter 12|15 pages

Operations research and intermodal transport

ByTeodor Gabriel Crainic, Mike Hewitt

chapter 13|14 pages

Environmental aspects of intermodal transport

ByErik Fridell