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Transport Problems

Silesian University of Technology

Subject: Economics, Transportation, Transportation Science & Technology


eISSN: 2300-861X



VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 (March 2020) > List of articles


Béla ILLÉS / Antal VÉHA / Laszlo VIDA *

Keywords : innovation in logistics; rail transport; intermodal transport; physical internet; container transshipment

Citation Information : Transport Problems. Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 117-130, DOI:

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Received Date : 05-May-2019 / Accepted: 24-February-2020 / Published Online: 26-March-2020



This article focuses on the competitive disadvantages of existing intermodal rail-road transport compared with road transport. The authors state that the domestic and continental combined freight transport system can be competitive in terms of both time and price with road freight transport. The new container transshipment device contributes to a new terminal structure on the freight rail-road transport market, considering environment protection requirements, and the concept has helped the logistics sector to become cost competitive. The scientific novelty is that the container transshipment robot enables new technical and organizational technology solutions for combined rail-road intermodal freight transport.

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