DIOMIS. International co-ordination of combined transport terminal development (Workpackage A8)
An intermodal service involves at least two combined transport terminals. Any capacity limitation on one end of the route could adversely affect the quality of the entire service. Conversely, international CT services would be enhanced if the capacity limitations were identified jointly and improvement measures such as increasing capacity, extending existing terminals or building new ones were internationally co-ordinated.
The report shows how international co-ordination of intermodal terminal planning and development could alleviate capacity constraints. It gives details of different experiences and constitutes a blueprint for a co-ordinated policy, which could be transferred to other cases across Europe.