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Table 3 Simulation results averaged over the 13 considered settings

From: Synchromodality in the Physical Internet – dual sourcing and real-time switching between transport modes

  Transport mode Share of Total Transport Inventory
  Choice Policy Intermodal Costs Costs Costs
(1) Road transport 0% 100% 100% 100%
(2) Slowing down 40.3% 98.9% 87.6% 110.4%
(3) Intermodal rail 100% 100.5% 94.8% 151.8%
(4) Speeding up 71.0% 97.6% 96.3% 109.6%
(5) Parallel usage 51.3% 97.8% 97.0% 102.7%
  of modes     
(6) Parallel usage and 75.0% 97.2% 96.0% 107.6%
  real-time switching     
  1. Synchromodal transport through the parallel usage of transport modes and/or real-time switching increases the share of intermodal transport, while keeping inventory costs under control. The combination of parallel usage and real-time switching enables a significant modal shift