Educational Resources

This page contains educational resources created under the #DidYouKnow initiative. The videos and articles provide information on new trends and technologies related to intermodal transport.

Articles

Clean fuels, electrification, water and hydrogen – How are ports handling energy transitions?

Over the past few months, a lot of our articles have focused on sustainable solutions in intermodal transport – whether they were connected to port operations, maritime transport or port-railway solutions. Focusing on alternative and clean energy solutions is vital, in particular in light of this summer’s heat waves, floods, and other weather phenomena which are gaining in strength every year. The European Union has recently renewed its dedication to the Green Deal, committing itself to substantially lowering the carbon emissions of the EU by an extremely ambitious 55% by 2030, and to eliminate net emissions by 2050. Taken together, all of this suggests that sustainability needs to take centre stage in all of our transport operations if we are to meet those goals and help protect our Blue planet.

Sustainability

Sustainability of transport and logistics in the Mediterranean

The concept of sustainability, although open to many interpretations, can be understood as based on two elements. The first is the transport network, which is, at European level, fundamentally structured by the work carried out in recent years by the European Commission (EC) on the Trans-European Transportation Network (TEN-T) and which necessarily conditions that of […]

Container ship in Port

The road towards sustainable port operations

Ports play a key role in the development and maintenance of efficient and supply chains, and therefore they will also play a key role in their redesigns to make them sustainable in the effort to achieve net zero emissions of shipping operations by 2050. One way that ports have started to do that is to invest in electrification.

European Rail Traffic Management System

The European Rail Traffic Management System – ERTMS

On the opening day of the European Year of Rail 2021, the EU transport commissioner Adina Valean has emphasized the need to incorporate a digital layer to the physical rail infrastructures to improve network use, increase capacity and enhance safety. This means deploying the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) and automating where necessary

Transporting perishables across the equator

We are talking about, of course, the cold chain. New technologies in reefer transport and logistics have made it possible for the market of cold chain products to expand. The reefer is essentially a homogeneous transport product, but it works with markets that have a very broad range of products, ranging from pharmaceuticals to perishable foods (and even fresh flowers).

Videos

#DidYouKnow – Port2Rail

European Railway Corridors

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

A short guide on packaging and security

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

LCL packaging

#DidYouKnow – Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

A short story of the Reefer Container

#DidYouKnow – Groupage and Consolidation Centres

Distribution Networks

#DidYouKnow – Temperature Controlled Supply Chains

How important is Container Airflow?

#DidYouKnow – Mega trucks

How will the authorization of mega trucks impact intermodal freight transport in Europe?

#DidYouKnow – Container Weight Mandate

How will the new container weight mandate impact maritime transport?