—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”.
—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.
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.