PROSPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT IN THE EAST-WEST DIRECTION

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VOLUME 10 , ISSUE 4 (December 2015) > List of articles

PROSPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT TRANSPORT IN THE EAST-WEST DIRECTION

Paweł DROŹDZIEL / Bibiána BUKOVÁ / Eva BRUMERČÍKOVÁ

Keywords : international freight transport, East-West direction, broad-gauge railway

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 10, Issue 4, Pages 5-13, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/tp-2015-043

License : (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Published Online: 21-April-2017

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The article deals with the assets of building broad-gauge lines in Europe. The delivery time for international transport of goods affects international business in terms of the capital put into goods and subsequently affects its turnover rate. The current disproportion of different line gauges in Europe causes significant problems in the transport of goods especially in commodity streams in the East - West direction. Based on previous research of commodity streams in international trade and a comprehensive analysis of all performed studies for building broad gauge lines, the assets of building these lines included the development of employment, increasing the transport capacity and the building of transshipment stations in Slovakia. The current geopolitical developments have also a significant impact on international transport and important transport links, therefore diversifying these risks is a logical consideration to ensure the smooth delivery of goods and thus the development of international trade.

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