Logistics by rail: is this the key to more sustainable traffic policies in Northern Germany?

Gabriela Zitz, Aristides Matopoulos

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Abstract

Despite the fact that Germany has a well- expanded traffic infrastructure, the country con-fronts a strong growth in freight volumes and it is very likely that in the forthcoming yearsit will not be able to reasonably cope with the increasing demand. Against this back-ground, the aim of this paper is to provide an in-depth analysis of the transport sector in North Germany in an effort to identify, if any, the possibilities of collapse as a result of the continuous increase in the demand of freight traffic. The research based on the DelphiTechnique, collects, analyses and summarizes the opinions of a group of experts in theaforementioned issues. Results indicate that railways could represent the solution to theforecasted growing freight volumes in the next years, not only in Germany, but also in thewhole European transport sector. In spite of continuous efforts undertaken by the politicsand the economy, the existing logistics and freight traffic concepts are not sufficient. Fi-nancing is too scarce; traffic concepts take issues like sustainability, environment protec-tion and working conditions into little consideration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-performance logistics
Subtitle of host publicationmethods and technologies
EditorsThorsten Blecker, Hatem Aldarrat
Place of PublicationBerlin (DE)
PublisherErich Schmidt
Pages3-16
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-3-503-12048-2
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameOperations and technology management
PublisherSchmidt
Volume12

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Logistics
Freight
Railway
Working conditions
Sustainability

Keywords

  • logistics
  • transportation
  • rail
  • sustainability
  • policy
  • Germany

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Zitz, G., & Matopoulos, A. (2009). Logistics by rail: is this the key to more sustainable traffic policies in Northern Germany? In T. Blecker, & H. Aldarrat (Eds.), High-performance logistics: methods and technologies (pp. 3-16). (Operations and technology management ; Vol. 12). Berlin (DE): Erich Schmidt.
Zitz, Gabriela ; Matopoulos, Aristides. / Logistics by rail : is this the key to more sustainable traffic policies in Northern Germany?. High-performance logistics: methods and technologies. editor / Thorsten Blecker ; Hatem Aldarrat. Berlin (DE) : Erich Schmidt, 2009. pp. 3-16 (Operations and technology management ).
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Zitz, G & Matopoulos, A 2009, Logistics by rail: is this the key to more sustainable traffic policies in Northern Germany? in T Blecker & H Aldarrat (eds), High-performance logistics: methods and technologies. Operations and technology management , vol. 12, Erich Schmidt, Berlin (DE), pp. 3-16.

Logistics by rail : is this the key to more sustainable traffic policies in Northern Germany? / Zitz, Gabriela; Matopoulos, Aristides.

High-performance logistics: methods and technologies. ed. / Thorsten Blecker; Hatem Aldarrat. Berlin (DE) : Erich Schmidt, 2009. p. 3-16 (Operations and technology management ; Vol. 12).

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