March 2017 the East West Corridor intermodal route planner for European container transport was launched. The route planner was based on the Intermodal Links planner, and the EU EIP project partners contributed to the planner by adding new intermodal operators and links, especially on the East West Corridor. It also initiated the inclusion of freight ferries into the planner. The intermodal planner demonstrated how ITS could play a role for the better use of corridors, helping to realize European policies.
Increasing visibility of intermodal connections
The intermodal route planner was developed within Activity 3 (East West Corridor) of the EU EIP project. The East-West Corridor integrates the European CEF corridors North Sea – Baltic and North Sea – Mediterranean, including links to crossing North – South corridors. The intermodal route planner on the East-West Corridor increased the visibility of the intermodal transport services on the corridor. Logistics companies can save on costs and can reduce their environmental impact by using intermodal transport along the corridor.
Migration to new platform
Due to technological progress the Intermodal Links planner has migrated to a new technological platform (Power BI), which offers better graphical and analysis options. Since the Intermodal Links planner forms the core of the East West Corridor planner, it has been decided to end the support of the East West Corridor planner and to redirect users to the new Intermodal Links planner. This will offer the users a better service with more possibilities to find and compare alternative intermodal routes, not only on the East West Corridor, but for the whole of Europe.
The Intermodal Links planner is also free of charge and can be accessed by clicking the link below: