Semi trailers for combined transport?
The Studiengesellschaft für den Kombinierten Verkehr (SGKV), the LKZ Prien and the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML have formed a consortium to conduct a survey on the use of semi trailers in combined transport (CT) in Germany.
The purpose of the study, which is supported by the German federal ministry of transport and digital infrastructure (BMVI), is to provide an overview of the definition, technology and market information on the semi trailers that are currently CT-capable.
The study will also evaluate the possible economic, transport policy and ecological effects of a Europe-wide obligation to adapt semi trailers to combined transport. Finally, it will develop recommendations for action to promote the purchase and conversion of CT-capable semi-trailers. (ben)