Recent developments with Single Wagon Load services, policy and practice in Europe

Marin Marinov*, Clare Woroniuk, Thomas H. Zunder

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Abstract

This research aims to gain an understanding of how Single Wagonload (SWL) services, policy and practice can benefit from the implementation of scientific methods and information technologies. For the purposes of this research a discussion on EU rail freight transport and current SWL trends is presented. An evaluation of EU rail freight policy is offered, followed by a discussion on policy measures to assist SWL growth. A review of scientific methods and models for rail freight planning is also presented that concludes that there is a need to update freight planning models in order to better support decisions for effective rail freight services and address current rail freight needs. An overview of information technology available for SWL is offered as well that suggests that it is possible for information communication technologies (ICT) implementation to benefit SWL operations, namely the level of efficiency. A lack of standards and integration should be addressed, however, in order for SWL and rail freight in Europe to gain further benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2012
Pages1097-1104
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2012 - Wroclaw, Poland
Duration: 9 Sep 201212 Sep 2012

Conference

Conference2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2012
CountryPoland
CityWroclaw
Period9/09/1212/09/12

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    Marinov, M., Woroniuk, C., & Zunder, T. H. (2012). Recent developments with Single Wagon Load services, policy and practice in Europe. In 2012 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, FedCSIS 2012 (pp. 1097-1104). [6354481]