Facing the East European road challenge.

Author(s) : GRITZ W.


The paper concerns Intercontainer/Interfrigo (ICF), operations between Western Europe and the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Rail operations have been complicated by the division of the Soviet railways into those of the individual states. The experienced professionals who previously coped with the change of rail gauge and different legal environments are not now always available. Currently ICF work effectively with 7 former Soviet countries. In particular cargoes can be routed via Poland, Lithuania and Hungary. Difficulties arise from a lack of terminal facilities limiting transhipment, but at present rail transport is easier than road, where border problems, communication, security, insurance and long waiting periods complicate operations. D.W.H.


  • Original title: Facing the East European road challenge.
  • Record ID : 1997-1117
  • Languages: English
  • Publication date: 1994
  • Source: Source: Proc. Intermodal 94
    5 p.; append.
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