Turkey’s continuing economic expansion depends on the diversification of its transport modes and especially on the development of efficient multimodal services. Its role as a hub for Europe, Asia, and the Middle East and as a facilitator of global exchange will be enhanced with a strategy and measures to support a range of intermodal logistic and transport services. This work analyses the current situation and sets forth some of the actions and policies needed to stimulate the development of a truly multimodal transport system.
Table of contents:
-List of Acronyms -Executive Summary -Introduction PART 1. TURKEY: AT THE CROSSROADS OF EUROPE, ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST Chapter 1. Main Economic Indicators of Turkey Chapter 2. The Socio-Economic and Transport Context PART II. FREIGHT TRANSPORT AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD Chapter 3. Traditional Freight Transport in Turkey Chapter 4. Intermodal Transport Operations in and with Turkey PART III. REQUIREMENTS FOR EFFICIENT INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SYSTEMS Chapter 5. Why Choose Intermodal Transport? Chapter 6. The Choice of the Best Intermodal Transport System PART IV. STRATEGY FOR A COMPETITIVE INTERMODAL TRANSPORT SYSTEM IN TURKEY Chapter 7. A System Adapted to Network Perspectives and Transport Projection for Euro-Asian Transport Links Chapter 8. Promotion of Intermodal Transport Operations and Logistics Chapter 9. Recommendations for an Intermodal Transport System Conclusions Annex I. AGTC Agreement Annex II. Model Action Plan and Partnership Agreement for the Development of Intermodal Transport at the Pan-European Level Annex III. Developing Intermodal Transport in the Netherlands Annex IV. National Measures to Develop Combined Transport: The Case of Austria Annex V. Guide to Intermodal Transport Road/Rail Cost and Price Calculation