Maritime and Hinterland terminals enable the transhipment of load units between various modes of transport and play a significant role in intermodal freight transport. The aim of the Thesis was to investigate the opportunities of interface between the intermodal terminals along the East-West and North-South international transport corridors in developing new services/goods. The theoretical-analytic part of the Thesis considers the issues related to the efficiency of interface of the multi-modal transport. Moreover this study discusses functions and role of the intermodal terminals in delivering intermodal units along the international transport corridors. In the Thesis related to the research presents a model (based on the literature analysis and findings of the questionnaire survey) could improve the interface of intermodal terminals along the international transport corridors. Continuation of distribution activity from the sea port terminal via the main terminal (hub) and further to more regions by using the services of containers trains will ensure more effective use of infrastructure (maritime and hinterland terminals). Information and communication technologies make transport services more attractive and viable. By applying the questionnaire survey and evaluating the key factors influencing the effectiveness of the international corridor, the efforts were made to investigate the opportunities of interface of intermodal terminals. In cooperation with all the stakeholders the applied new model could facilitate the development of new services in the international transport corridors.
Šakalys, R., & Batarliene, N. (2017). Research on Intermodal Terminal Interaction in International Transport Corridors. In Procedia Engineering (Vol. 187, pp. 281–288). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2017.04.376