LOG-inned - Innovatives Netzwerkdesign


Mar 2017 - Feb 2018
Point of departure

The need for transport logistics at one location can be influenced by demand or supply. On

the one hand demand for transportation is produced in a region by the settlement of (end-)

customers as recipients of goods (demand driven). On the other hand demand is generated

by the offer in the form of efficient transport connections and thus the probability of its

utilisation increases (supply driven).

Problem statement

In this exploration, supply driven transport logistics with respect to high-performance

infrastructures (e.g. very fast and very high throughput connections) as extension to the

existing transport network is to be investigated in depth. Although technological

developments are already taking place and the already mentioned concepts emerge as

promising alternatives (e.g. high-speed transport and efficient maritime links), its effect on

network quality and thus on the flows of goods and persons and the affected regions (fusion

of agglomerations) is currently not a major concern at the European level.

Research question

Starting from the assumption that the provision of transport infrastructure results in a demand

generation, it is to be examined which possibilities for the design (technical and organisational) of high-performance

transport infrastructure are there in Europe (and thus Austria),

which is the potential impact of the use of new technologies and (high performance)

infrastructures on the spatial, social, economic and environmental situation (in the

regions concerned), and how do agglomeration structures change.

Methodological approach

The focus is on the likelihood of realisation and based on the appropriate network design. It

is to be examined which connections should be created in order to design an efficient

network. Based on the estimated impacts of (high-performance) infrastructures on the

spatial, social, economic and environmental structures of a region, a demand forecast is

unavoidable. Building on that, an estimation on the following (research) steps can be given

which are necessary to ensure the most efficient (e.g. regarding cost and environmental

impact) implementation.

Research program

R. Schodl, S. Eitler, B. Ennser, A. Breinbauer, B. Hu, K. Markvica, M. Prandtstetter, J. Zajicek, T. Berger, S. Pfoser, C. Berkowitsch, G. Hauger - Innovative Means of Cargo Transport: A Scalable Method for Estimating Regional Impacts - Transportation Research Procedia, 2018, pp. 342-349 more
K. Markvica, B. Hu, M. Prandtstetter, U. Ritzinger, J. Zajicek, C. Berkowitsch, G. Hauger, S. Pfoser, T. Berger, S. Eitler, R. Schodl - On the Development of a Sustainable and Fit-for-the-Future Transportation Network - Infrastructures, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2018, pp. 10 more
S. Pfoser, L. Putz, O. Schauer, G. Hauger, M. Wanjek, C. Berkowitsch, R. Schodl, S. Eitler, K. Markvica, M. Prandtstetter - Hyperloops: New transport mode enabled by the Physical Internet? - Proceedings of the Fourth Physical Internet Conference, Graz, Austria, 2017, pp. 210 more
R. Schodl, S. Eitler, B. Ennser, A. Breinbauer, B. Hu, K. Markvica, M. Prandtstetter, J. Zajicek, T. Berger, S. Pfoser, L. Putz, C. Berkowitsch, G. Hauger - Impact Analysis of Innovative Means of Cargo Transport - Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation… more