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.
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 and use of Industry 4.0-related…
HEGEL – Hypernetwork of German Logistics
Although the global transport volume is steadily increasing and international transports are often carried out across several networks or even intermodally, there is still a lack of transparency in the supply market for transports. This is not only t…
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.
ReMuNet – Resilient multimodal freight transport network
What does ReMuNet do? ReMuNet identifies and signals disruptive events and assesses their impact on multimodal transport corridors. It reacts quickly and seamlessly to disruptive events in real time. It supports TMS providers in improving the resilie…
Questions and answers on research and development
The bases of the calculation are subject to the scientific criteria. Here, DIN 16258: 2011 is a guideline for calculation and evaluation.
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.
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.