• ISSN: 2010-023X
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJTEF
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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(3): 271-276 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.49

Value Oriented Cost-effectiveness Estimation of an Innovative Intermodal Loading Unit

S. Jursch, S. Bischoff, E. Hauck, P. Flachskampf, K. Henning and S. Jeschke
Abstract—The success of intermodal transport solutions compared to exclusive road transport significantly depends on the cost efficiency, the improvement of interoperability and the exploitation of a maximized cargo area. Intermodal transport provides the opportunity to benefit from the advantages of each of the individual transport modes integrated in a system that is both cost effective and sustainable. The development of an innovative intermodal loading unit (ILU), a seamless and customer-oriented transport concept, marks an important step towards enhancing competitiveness. The paper focuses on the method of the Value Oriented Cost-Effectiveness Estimation. This method had been developed by the Institute for Management Cybernetics at RWTH Aachen University and combines the classical analysis of investment in monetary terms with relevant non-monetary variables or the so-called soft factors in the profitability analysis. In this paper, a new approach of the Value Oriented Cost-Effectiveness Estimation is presented and applied in excerpts within the TelliBox project “Intelligent Mega Swap Boxes for Advanced Intermodal Freight Transport”.

Index Terms—Effectiveness Estimation; TelliBox; Intermodality;Transport; Intermodal Loading Unit.

S. Jursch, S. Bischoff, E. Hauck, P. Flachskampf, K. Henning and S. Jeschke, IMA/ZLW & IfU of RWTH Aachen University.

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Cite:S. Jursch, S. Bischoff, E. Hauck, P. Flachskampf, K. Henning and S. Jeschke, "Value Oriented Cost-effectiveness Estimation of an Innovative Intermodal Loading Unit," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.3, pp. 271-276, 2010.

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