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We research for intermodality

Research is often the basis for increasing the efficiency of existing potentials and logistical structures. This breaks up rigid chains and replaces them with flexible, cooperative and open networks.

At the same time, digitization and Logistics 4.0 are being promoted, because only by exchanging the necessary information is it possible to optimally design the logistics chain and to reduce any inefficiencies that may arise due to a lack of information.

The combination of services from different modes of transport (water / road / rail) creates intermodal transport chains that have cost advantages over unimodal transports due to consolidation effects.

Bringing practice and research into harmony guarantees great potential for improvement; 4PL Intermodal wants to use this. Our employees do their utmost to achieve this.

Research projects

DASLOGIS – consortium leader TNO

The Dutch TKI Dinalog project “Industry 4.0 driven Supply Chain Coordination for Small- & Medium-sized Enterprises” aims to increase the competitiveness of the Dutch logistics sector through the increased introduction…

PhysICAL – consortium leader Fraunhofer

The lead project PhysICAL creates the necessary basis for a comprehensive implementation of the Physical Internet in Austria – to protect the climate and for more efficient transport logistics.

Research news

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PhysICAL – halftime event 31.05.2022

In Vienna, on 31.05.2022, the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection was presented with a report on the project. The PhysICAL project was reported to the funding body, the consortium partners, politicians and interested parties from the economy. There were 120 participants from all areas of t…

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Cooperative Logistics – Workshop at AIT, Vienna

The core of increasing productivity in modern and successful intermodal companies is digitalisation and cooperative implementation strategies. The PhysICAL flagship project tasks the cooperation partners with the practical implementation of this attitude. Fraunhofer Research Austria, Austrian Instit…

Questions and answers on research and development

As a start-up, we at 4PL Intermodal can experimentally apply and test new ideas and technical prototypes. In addition to the necessary know-how, we and our team are also interested in continuous further development. We create all the prerequisites for this. In this way the greatest possible success of the tasks in the projects is conceptually given and has also been achieved to date.

In addition, with its platform economy and technical support, 4PL Intermodal has the necessary resources to provide the research institutions with ideal conditions.

Yes, IMSLOT is being used productively by a steadily growing number of very well-known representatives of the intermodal transport industry. Due to the complex tasks in the transport sector, we grow consciously step by step and always with our partners and clients. In addition, IMSLOT modules are also used in research projects.

The bases of the calculation are subject to the scientific criteria. Here, DIN 16258: 2011 is a guideline for calculation and evaluation.

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