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Multimodal Transport Security

Multimodal Transport Security

Frameworks and Policy Applications in Freight and Passenger Transport

Comparative Perspectives on Transportation Security series

Edited by Joseph S. Szyliowicz, Luca Zamparini, Genserik L.L. Reniers and Dawna L. Rhoades

The rapid growth of multimodal (intermodal) passenger and freight has created dangerous new security issues. This book addresses these issues with a multidisciplinary perspective. The evolution of policies and the organization of practices in several key countries are also described in depth. By analysing the similarities and differences in these priorities, frameworks and policies, this work identifies relevant benchmarks and best practices. It will be relevant for scholars, practitioners, and policy makers across a wide range of fields.

Chapter 2: Challenges for multimodal freight transport

Gerrit Nieuwenhuis

Subjects: environment, transport, politics and public policy, terrorism and security, urban and regional studies, transport


Multimodal transport and especially intermodal transport is continuously developing nowadays. The containerization, globalization and increase of capacities of transport units are trends which not only have an impact on the modes of transport, but also on the security in transport systems. In this chapter the focus will be on the intermodal part of multimodal freight operations. Both the effects of the trends in intermodal transport on the system itself and on the security aspects will be described.

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