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Key Takeaways from the SARIL and ReMuNet Joint Webinar on Sustainable and Resilient Intermodal Transport Networks

04 July 2024 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Recently, the SARIL and ReMuNet projects teamed up to host an informative webinar titled “Strategies and Tools for Sustainable and Resilient Intermodal Transport Networks“. The focus was on addressing the challenges and proposing innovative solutions to ensure robust supply chains amid the complexities of globalisation and unforeseen disruptions.

Insights and Highlights

1. Multimodal Transport Ecosystem

Presenter: John von Stamm (FIR at RWTH Aachen)

John von Stamm kicked off the session by presenting the first results of the ReMuNet project, which is dedicated to creating a resilient multimodal freight transport network in Europe. His key points included:

  • Understanding the complex ecosystem of multimodal transport.
  • Categorizing disruptive events that can impact the network.
  • Developing an algorithm designed to avoid crisis areas and ensure smooth operations.

2. Routing and Network Optimization

Presenter: Florian Krietsch (PTV Group)

Florian Krietsch discussed the critical aspects of intermodal services that facilitate modal shifts through advanced simulation, collaboration, and operational scenarios. He emphasized the importance of:

  • Strategic planning to prepare for potential disruptions.
  • Operational planning to handle real-time challenges effectively.

3. Transparency and Flexibility in Intermodal Transport

Presenter: Lars Deiterding (HACON)

Lars Deiterding highlighted the necessity of making intermodal transport as transparent and flexible as modern multimodal passenger trips. He pointed out that:

  • Collaboration among various stakeholders is crucial.
  • Data exchange plays a vital role in achieving transparency and flexibility in transport operations.

4. Optimising Intermodal Networks

Presenter: Victor Becerra (DASSAULT SYSTEMES)

Victor Becerra shared valuable lessons learned and strategies for mastering intermodal transport networks. His focus areas included:

  • Effective data management to support decision-making processes.
  • Ensuring system interoperability to integrate various transport modes.
  • Capacity management to optimize network efficiency.

5. SARIL Methodology

Presenter: Corinna Köpke (Fraunhofer EMI)

Corinna Köpke introduced the SARIL methodology, which combines strategic and operational tools to support resilient and sustainable logistics operations. Key components of the methodology are:

  • Scenario simulations to prepare for different potential disruptions.
  • Route attribute models to optimize transport routes.
  • Collaborative platforms for data exchange among stakeholders.

The session concluded with a Q&A and collaborative discussions aimed at refining these innovative solutions to meet industry needs. The webinar underscored the importance of understanding and managing the multimodal transport ecosystem to build resilience against disruptions. By leveraging data, enhancing collaboration, and adopting advanced planning tools, the industry can pave the way for more sustainable and efficient transport networks.

The insights shared during this webinar are important for industry professionals seeking to enhance the resilience and sustainability of intermodal transport networks. By implementing these strategies and tools, we can look forward to a future where supply chains are more robust and capable of withstanding the challenges of globalization and unexpected disruptions.

Visit our partner’s ALICE website to watch the recordings and learn more!


4 July
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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