Economies of Scale Through Collaboration in an Intermodal Hub Network
B Groothedde, TNO Inro, NL
The paper focuses on the collaboration between retailers and manufacturers, resulting in a substantial reduction in transportation costs. Key issues: the design and implementation of a hub network, using inland shipping. The key issues were;
1) to determine the possibilities of inland shipping in a high value segment,
2) the design of an actual hub network and
3) outlining development path of the concept.
Association for European Transport