Facilitating
Intermodal
Transport.

Say goodbye
to air pollution
due to truck
loads on the
highways.

EU freight transport has a growth rate between 2005 and 2030 of 49%. The majority of transport is still covered by road which causes detrimental environmental problems as it releases several million tons of gases each year into the atmosphere and air pollutant emissions. Air pollution is the main cause for human health impairment causing ~500000 premature deaths per year in Europe. About 30% of the increasing transport emissions are estimated to be caused by freight transport.

The project Facilitation Intermodal Transport (FIT) targets the reduction of transport-related air pollution in the EU by introducing an integrated solution for facilitating intermodal transports by SMEs for the first time. Aim is to shift freight volumes from road to more sustainable rail transport and to help decouple the environmental impacts of transport from economic growth.

Welcome to
reduction of transport-related air pollution.

The project goals of shifting freight volumes from road to rail.

Integrate a European-wide logistics platform to enable collaboration among transport SMEs.
Improve SMEs access to the intermodal market by removing their main entry barriers.
Reduce transport-related pollutant emissions and resource consumption.
Significantly increase the share of intermodal transport for participating transport companies.
Set a standard in land freight transport, serving as best practice in the sector.
LIFE FIT

Facilitating Intermodal Transport to reduce air pollution and energy consumption of freight transport sector

Duration

01 Nov. 2020 to 31 Oct. 2023

Budget

3,392,681.00€

Sector

Air quality and emissions, including urban environment

European financial contribution

1,865,974€ (55%)

Project Approach

Preparatory of actions.

Create a project structure, Setup reporting, Increase public awareness. Make a plan for SMEs recruitment for participation and rental agreement.

Preparatory actions.

Create a project structure, Setup reporting, Increase public awareness. Make a plan for SMEs recruitment for participation and rental agreement.

Implementation of actions.

Creation of the platform, linking of the logistic platform module to established freight services, run tests, optimisation and demonstration in real live.

Implementation actions.

Creation of the platform, linking of the logistic platform module to established freight services, run tests, optimisation and demonstration in real live.

Learnings & Monitoring.

Run technological evaluation for environmental impact assessment and LCA as well as replication & transfer strategy. Create an after-Life-plan.

Learnings & Monitoring.

Run technological evaluation for environmental impact assessment and LCA as well as replication & transfer strategy. Create an after-Life-plan.

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