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					Technical Committee 2.4 - FREIGHT TRANSPORT AND INTERMODALITY


Issue 2.4.1 - The response of road administrations to the development of freight logistics over time and
the increase in road freight transport within countries and across countries
Description of the selected     • Review how countries at different stages of development have dealt with
strategies                      increased freight traffic • Consider examples of how freight logistics has changed
                                and developed and what the key aspects are for the future for countries at different
                                stages of development
Working group leader            Younoussa KOÏTA, Guinea
Cooperation within PIARC        TC 2.1, TC 2.2, TC 2.3
Cooperation with other          OECD-ECMT, the World Bank, UN-ECA, UEMOA, CEDEAO
organizations

Outputs                                                                                    Calendar
Technical reports               • Guidance on key factors to take into account using       1st quarter 2007
                                examples to illustrate different approaches • Guidance
                                using examples highlighting the key aspects of how road
                                administrations have responded to the developments in
                                freight logistics

Articles
PIARC international seminars    • Burkina Faso: Freight transport and intermodality •      13-15 June 2005 April –
                                Vietnam? Sust. develop. and intermodality, Mekong basin    May 2007


Sessions at XXIII World Road    Presentation of the reports and of conclusions
Congress
Other events




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Aspects more specifically relevant to developing countries and countries in transition
Combined transport in Central Europe – Advanced dry ports


Issue 2.4.2 - Accommodation of the increase in freight movements on road networks and the wider
transport infrastructure
Description of the selected        • Review the solutions envisaged as alternatives to freight movement by road •
strategies                         Analyse how intermodal terminals have facilitated improvements in freight capacity
Working group leader               Hans SILBORN, Norway
Cooperation within PIARC           TC 1.1, TC 2.1, TC 2.2, TC 2.3 and TC 2.5
Cooperation with other             OECD-ECMT, the World Bank, PIANC
organizations
Outputs                                                                                        Calendar
Technical reports                  • Promoting intermodal freight transport – Best practises   Draft 1 fall 2006 Report
                                   of public authorities measures (report) • Methods for       1st quarter 2007 Draft 1
                                   evaluation of measures to promote intermodal transport      fall 2006 Guidance 1st
                                   (guidance)                                                  quarter 2007

Articles                           • An alternative to long distance road transport: freight   1st semester 2005
                                   transport by Heavy Carrying Autonomous Dirigible            Spring 2006
                                   Balloons (HCADB) • Measures to promote intermodal
                                   transport

PIARC international seminars       • Burkina Faso: Freight transport and intermodality •       13-15 June 2005 April –
                                   Vietnam? Sust. develop. and intermodality, Mekong basin     May 2007




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Sessions at XXIII World Road        Presentation of the reports and of conclusions
Congress
                                 Ukraine: Seminar Europe-Asia intermodality with ECMT- 27-28 September 2004
Other events
                                 UN
Aspects more specifically relevant to developing countries and countries in transition
HCADB: enclosed countries, rural accessibility, tracks, borders crossing – Combined transport in Central Europe –
Advanced dry ports


                Issue 2.4.3 - Mitigation of negative impacts of increased movement of freight
Description of the selected         • Investigate the present and possible innovations in goods vehicles within 20-30
strategies                          years and their potential impacts • Review in social and environmental effect of
                                    cases where modal shift and better integration of modes with regard to the
                                    movement of freight have been applied

Working group leader                Pieter DE WINNE, Belgium
Cooperation within PIARC            TC 1.4, TC 2.1, TC 2.2, TC 2.3 and TC 3.1
Cooperation with other              OECD-ECMT, the World Bank, IRU
organizations
Outputs                                                                                           Calendar
Technical reports                   • Collection of best practices on innovative technologies     Report : 1st quarter
                                    to create safe, environmentally friendly, and efficient       2007 Guidance : 1st
                                    freight transport system (Report) • Guidance on               quarter 2007
                                    successful examples of modal shift for freight highlighting
                                    how these can provide benefits for road administrations
                                    (Guidance)

Articles




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PIARC international seminars     • Burkina Faso: Freight transport and intermodality •     13-15 June 2005 April –
                                 Vietnam? Sust. develop. and intermodality, Mekong basin   May 2007


Sessions at XXIII World Road     Presentation of the reports and of conclusions
Congress
Other events
Aspects more specifically relevant to developing countries and countries in transition




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