and whose journeys take place:
Combined transport brings together the advantages specific to various modes of transport:
New concepts have emerged with combined transport, resulting from actions by governments and the business world; here we will deal with the following:
Piggyback: generic term grouping together all the techniques for the specific loading and unloading of semi-trailers on a train.
Co-modality (or comodality): an idea which means « efficient recourse to different modes of transport in isolation or in combination » with the aim of obtaining an « optimal and sustainable use of resources ». This was widely advocated in 2006 at the time of the revision of the 2001 transport white book. It expresses a qualified approach to multimodal transport to the extent that road transport should not be set against other modes and that each one should be used in a complementary manner.
Optimodalité® : concept created by the Circle for Optimodality in Europe (COE) meaning the « optimisation of the technical, economic and environmental performance of goods transport chains ».
Unaccompanied rail-road intermodal transport
Unaccompanied container rail-road intermodal transport
Container inland waterway intermodal transport
Intermoal Unit inland waterway transport