Evaluation of short sea shipping services integrated in supply chains (SHORTSEACHAIN)

Duration: 01.10.2018 – 30.09.2021

Coordination: Instituto Superior Técnico

Funding Entity: Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (PTDC/ECI-TRA/28754/2017)

This project aims at developing a numerical tool, focused on containerized and general cargo, which calculates the transportation costs, travel time and external costs associated with intermodal or unimodal transport solutions. Entire door-to-door supply chains will be considered in this project, with different integrated combinations of SSS, road, rail and inland waterway transportation under evaluation. The tool will make use of a model of the transportation networks between Portugal and countries in Northern Europe with which substantial trade exists. The level of detail of network modelling will be set at NUTS 2 level. The best transportation options will be evaluated according with the different criteria and a multi-criteria decision making model will be applied to determine the split of cargos throughout the different possible routes. Calibration of results with the modal split of freight transport will be carried out.

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