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Table 5 Barriers and Enabler to intermodal rail and LDHV goods

From: Experiences of rail intermodal freight transport for low-density high value (LDHV) goods in Europe

Barriers Enablers Additional enablers
Terminal to terminal service Door-to-door service 3PL/Freight Forwarder
Terminals as key source of delay Improved and reliable terminals Track side converted into low cost terminal
Longer transit time Introduce faster service More frequent service
Unreliable arrival and departure Application of integrated approach Supported by information system