Title: Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea land bridge via Eilat

Authors: Yair Wiseman; Yahel Giat

Addresses: Computer Science Department, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel ' Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, Jerusalem College of Technology, Jerusalem 91160, Israel

Abstract: Many successful land-bridge projects have been constructed around the world. This fact has led the Israeli government to design a land bridge from Eilat port on the Red Sea coast to the Ashdod Port on the Mediterranean Sea coast. The planned project is expected to realise many benefits and profits. These are grouped into two groups. The first group comprises considerations associated with freight shipment: consolidation, specialisation, and the economic analysis and viability with respect to freight shipment and transshipment. The second group is the social and economic benefits of this project to Israel with respect to connecting the southern periphery with the centre of Israel.

Keywords: land bridges; intermodal transportation; railways; Red Sea; Mediterranean Sea; Israel; consolidation; specialisation; economic analysis; freight shipment; transshipment; social benefits.

DOI: 10.1504/WRITR.2015.076911

World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research, 2015 Vol.5 No.4, pp.353 - 368

Received: 06 Jun 2015
Accepted: 10 Aug 2015

Published online: 04 Jun 2016 *

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