By Isabella M. Lami

Eurocorridors are characterised by means of in depth shipping flows and dynamic styles of firm and loved ones destinations. also they are thought of the backbones of robust spatial and monetary forces within the parts that attach city areas. one of many major problems within the spatial making plans of eurocorridors has been the necessity to have interaction in several varieties of collective motion. Such an technique may be tremendous difficult in perform, precious to researchers within the box and to pros to boot.

In the sunshine of this, the book’s major goals are:

- To outline the matter by way of interpreting the main positive factors, which come with freight and passenger delivery regulations and concerns; the territorial context, with its geographical, social, financial and cultural facets; the plurality of topics with assorted goals and assets and the inability of homogeneous info.

- to demonstrate evaluate types and assessment frameworks (MCDA; Discrete selection research; Collaborative tests; Geovisualization applied sciences) in theoretical phrases and via case studies.

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Inland freight transport in tons—kilometers in the EU27 has followed closely the evolution of GDP in the period 1995–2007 [4]. Freight traffic (measured in vehicle kilometers) has grown even more than freight transport, partly due to changes in logistics systems as described below. To reach the societal objective of greater environmental sustainability, several governments and international organizations have placed decoupling the link between economic growth and freight traffic growth on the political agenda.

2. Economic drivers: including macro-economic development, income, employment and globalization. Economic development generates new activities and opportunities for a better and wealthier lifestyle which lead people to move with more frequency and for many different purposes. Similarly, a higher disposable income may induce an increase in car ownership and trip frequency as well as in long distance trips for leisure purposes. Even if, thanks to increasing wealth and revenues, the number of trips carried out for different purposes is constantly increasing, commuting still represents an important share (almost 30–35 %) of passenger transport demand [5–7, 12] and employment is an important mobility driver.

The container is one of the many standardisation processes that make the industrialisation of maritime transport of general cargo possible. This form of transportation is used worldwide and therefore requires standardisation in all terminals in the world and for all means of transport. A great effort is being made to unify international standards, which are controlled by special organisations. But the need for standardisation inevitably clashes with the need for change dictated by technological evolution.

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