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Rail and intermodal

Common Options For Airport Regions - EU study
Potential for transferring North European 'air' cargo and parcels to rail

New Europe/Gulf/India rail service
Development of series of project proposals in connection with proposed NOSTRAC intermodal rail link between West Europe and India/Persian Gulf

Business forecasts for and viability of Hong Kong port rail link
Evaluation of business and infrastructure plans for direct rail link between Kwai Chung and a Shenzhen freight yard / consolidation depot, for the Hong Kong Government.

Profitability of European market development
Assessment of the long-term profit potential for advanced technology freight wagon bogies in Europe, based on extensive research amongst rail buyers, users, and authorities. Re-assessment following modification of design in light of earlier recommendations.

Europe/Far East trade and transport
Comparative evaluation of sea, rail, and road alternatives for trade between Europe and the Far East/Central Asia, for European Commission DG VII.

Channel Tunnel intermodal strategies
Several strategic studies of potential Channel Tunnel freight markets for European railways and Intercontainer carried out between 1987 and 1993. Targeting commodities, shippers, transport operators, and routes demanded forecasts and analysis of international trade and transport data by inland region and large personal and telephone interview programmes amongst shippers, hauliers, and forwarders across Europe. Operational, terminal location and marketing strategy development studies were carried out for Intercontainer, while other studies examined the impact of Tunnel shuttle and intermodal services on UK and North Channel ports.

Haulier/forwarder attitudes to the Channel Tunnel
Analysis of UK haulier/forwarders for Railfreight Distribution's Channel Tunnel Strategy Group, focusing on market attitudes and perceptions.

Conversion of UK parcels traffic from air to rail
The potential for a TGV/Channel Tunnel alternative to air for transit between the UK and the carriers' air hub at Zaventem, Belgium.

Combined transport terminal development
Study of the potential volume and market development for a Channel Tunnel service between the UK and the Belgian/German hinterland of Muizen, Belgium.

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