From Northern Europe to Russia and Asia, and vice versa: traffic flow analysis – current situation and development trends
by Olli-Pekka Hilmola, Sandor Ujvari, Marko Torkkeli, Harri Lorentz, Thomas Andersson
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management (IJLSM), Vol. 6, No. 2, 2010

Abstract: European manufacturers have enlarged their manufacturing networks to Asia. Also, the growing demand in Asia as well as in Russia creates challenge for supply chain solutions. This research presents survey research results, targeted on the largest manufacturers and retailers in Finland and Sweden. We estimate how transportation modal split (road, sea, railway and air) will evolve in the future, and how traffic flows will develop between Europe, Russia, and Asian countries. We also present an estimation of the future transportation costs development. In the analysis phase, it is also considered how large volumes could be shifted to favour railway connection.

Online publication date: Thu, 14-Jan-2010

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