This report provides a precise description of the U.S. intermodal rail transportation industry, but also compares it with the European business in order to reveal best practices with benchmarking potential. In this respect it highlights practices and technologies that could be transferred or adopted by European intermodal actors, and points out to common challenges. The question it aims to answer is: What can be learned from the American intermodal industry? How does intermodal transportation in the United States and Europe compare? Though the geographic focus of this survey was the U.S. it also took account of some aspects of the intermodal industry in Canada, which, as a matter of fact, are closely interrelated as concerns services, operations and infrastructure. Thus some parts of this report exceed the U.S. scope and cover North America.
|Author||UIC - Freight Department|