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ScanMed RFC has finalized a study focusing on intermodal costs
With the present study, ScanMed RFC wanted to analyze its position in a competitive context.
Some focus points of the study are:
- Understanding the strength and weaknesses of international rail freight against other transport modes as regards costs on the relevant market area of the Corridor
- Learning about the future development of its product portfolio
- Reaching improved market knowledge for further customer prospection.
- Realizing the analysis applied to rail and road in Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway
The study explains how several influencing factors can prevent a higher market share for CT or rail while describing the competitive risk for rail freight.
Though this study was mainly focused on the cost-aspect of competitiveness, the final recommendations include factors that have an indirect influence on the choice of transport mode, such as:
- Track access and energy cost
- Rail carriers’ time buffers
- Effectiveness of the employment of resources
- The option of high-quality train paths for rail freight services