Manual on Modernization of Inland Water Transport for Integration within a Multimodal Transport System

Manual on Modernization of Inland Water Transport for Integration within a Multimodal Transport System

Date: 
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Abstract

The terms multimodal transport and intermodal transport has been used interchangeably to refer to the transport of goods by at least two modes of transport. In a more precise sense, the term “multimodal transport” refers to a scenario where goods move through at least two modes of transport under a single transport contract. The publication discusses how inland water transport (IWT) can be integrated into the multimodal transport system in Asia. The publication highlights the tremendous capacity reserve of river transport, the environmentally friendly nature of IWT and reviews multimodal IWT in the ESCAP region. It also discusses the experience of IWT multimodal transport in Europe and the United States of America, integration of IWT with other transport modes, promotion of IWT in the multimodal transport world and IWT in the framework of integrated transport systems.

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