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A life cycle framework for governance of Intermodal terminals; planning, operations and strategic management.

Monios, Jason; Bergqvist, Rickard

Authors

Jason Monios

Rickard Bergqvist



Contributors

Tomaz Kramberger
Editor

Vera Poto?an
Editor

Vesna Ipavec
Editor

Anthony Chin
Editor

Abstract

This chapter establishes a framework for the governance of intermodal terminals throughout their life cycle, based on the product life cycle. The framework covers the initial planning by the public sector, the public/private split in funding and ownership, the selection of an operator, ensuring fair access to all users, and finally reconcessioning the terminal to a new operator, managing the handover and maintaining the terminal throughout its life cycle. This last point is especially important as industry conditions change and the terminal's role in the transport network comes under threat, either by a lack of demand or by increased demand requiring expansion, redesign and reinvestment. Each stage of the life cycle framework is operationalised based on empirical examples drawn from research by the authors on intermodal terminal planning and funding, the tender process and concession and operation contracts. In future the framework can be applied in additional international contexts to form a basis for transport cost analysis, logistics planning and government policy.

Citation

Monios, J., & Bergqvist, R. (2016). A life cycle framework for governance of Intermodal terminals; planning, operations and strategic management. In T. Kramberger, V. Potočan, V. Ipavec, & A. Chin (Eds.), Strategic Sustainable Logistics and Transportation Planning Strategies (24-45). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0001-8.ch002

Acceptance Date Sep 9, 1999
Publication Date Mar 31, 2016
Deposit Date Jun 7, 2016
Publisher IGI Global
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 24-45
Series Title Advances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science (ALOMS) Book Series
Series ISSN 2327-350X
Book Title Strategic Sustainable Logistics and Transportation Planning Strategies
ISBN 978-1522500018
DOI https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0001-8.ch002
Keywords Intermodal terminals; product life cycle; transport networks; transport cost analysis;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/10325
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-0001-8.ch002