Intermodal Cost Study

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

If you are curious and want to know more, please contact:


Communication and Administration Officer at ScanMed RFC.