Output

Deliverables

Work package 1 - Development of ‘Less than wagon load’ concept
1.1 - Assessment of existing LTL market, products and costs

1.2 - Presentation of LWL concept

1.3 - Benchmark study on competitiveness of LWL solutions

1.4 - Process flow chart of all activities included in LWL concept

1.5 - Action plan for setting up a LWL connection

1.6- Select partners for the specific destinations

1.7 – Review feasibility of LWL concept

Work package 2 - Development of automated loading and unloading tool for pallets on wagons
2.1 - Functions specifications of the Automated Wagon Loading System
2.2 - Presentation of the pro & contra’s of the different technical options

2.3 - Drawings of the initial mechanical and electrical design

2.4 – Execution plan and bill of material



Work package 4 - Assessment of business models
4.1 - Conceptual design of Truck Hub with a description of the main functions
4.2 - Assessment to connect Main Hub with Avantida Container Re-Use system

4.3 - Assessment to become empty container depot

4.4 - Assessment for drop-off point for containers for Left bank

4.5 - Market research on business potential for rail connected cross docking warehouse



Work package 5 - Validation of LWL and specialised services

5.1 - Market assessment of the need for parking for chemical wagons in the Antwerp chemical cluster

5.2 - Technical specifications and legal conditions that the wagon parking need to fulfil

5.3 - Market assessment of the need for specialised wagon repair services in the Antwerp chemical cluster

5.4 - Business plan for taking over the CHW Antwerp wagon workshop and specification of new specialised wagon repair services that could be offered

5.5 - Develop optimised wagon picking and buffering model



Work package 6 - Advanced cleaning services for chemical wagons, trucks & containers

6.1 - Analysis of the market demand for cleaning in the Antwerp chemical cluster for wagons, trucks and containers

6.2 - Potential innovative cleaning techniques
6.3 - Recycling and re-use of waste waters

6.4 - First draft of technical drawings and plans for the cleaning installation



Work package 7 – Combined trains with conventional & intermodal wagons

7.1 - Overview of the most promising hinterland regions/transport relations in terms of potential transport volumes for mixed train services

7.2 - Identification of the optimal transport service characteristics and operational processes to operate mixed trains

7.3 - Evaluation of the feasibility to implement mixed train services for the specific case study relation(s) and its market perspectives for wider implementation



Work package 8 - Build business case and define governance model

8.1 Business plan with the description, SWOT analysis and the key assumptions in the financial model



Work package 10 – Validation of services with chemical industry
10.1 - Commercial presentation about new added value services
10.2 - Meeting reports of one-on-one meetings with chemical industry

Work package 11 – Assessment of environmental impact
11.1 – Environmental assessment of each cluster
11.2 - Capacity of improvement of actual services

For more information about the not downloadable reports, please contact: philip.vandenbosch@lineas.net