3rd EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems

Research Article

Investigation of freight rail transport in worldwide logistics important area Port of Antwerp: A review

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.6-11-2018.2279354,
        author={Lucia Knapcikova and Michal Balog},
        title={Investigation of freight rail transport in worldwide logistics important area Port of Antwerp:  A review},
        proceedings={3rd EAI International Conference on Management of Manufacturing Systems},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={MMS},
        year={2018},
        month={12},
        keywords={port antwerp logistics railway solution},
        doi={10.4108/eai.6-11-2018.2279354}
    }
    
  • Lucia Knapcikova
    Michal Balog
    Year: 2018
    Investigation of freight rail transport in worldwide logistics important area Port of Antwerp: A review
    MMS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.6-11-2018.2279354
Lucia Knapcikova1,*, Michal Balog1
  • 1: Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies with a seat in Prešov, Department of Industrial Engineering and Informatics , Bayerova 1, 080 01 Prešov, Slovak Republic
*Contact email: lucia.knapcikova@tuke.sk

Abstract

The situation with the road transportation inspires companies to think more and more about alternative ways of transporting goods from remote industrial zones quickly, safely and taking into account an ever more important environmental aspect. The quantity of goods transported in freight transport is increasing every year, which is also reflected in the unfavourable increase in road transport. Road transportation is often used, roads are more prone to wear, and their repair requires significant financial costs each year. The traffic situation proves that the future is using rail transportation. Moving freight from road to rail is also the intention of the European Union, which is declared in the “White Paper on Transport”. In addition to other targets, it states that by the year 2030, 30% of road freight over 300 km should be transferred to other modes of transport such as rail or inland waterway transport, and by the year 2050, this should be represent more than 50%.