European sea transport and intermodality. Consequences for Switzerland
The project analyses the transalpine freight traffic from an unusual point of view, focussing on the sea transport and the European ports, considering alpine freight traffic a pure ¿appendix¿. Since the development of this market segment largely depends on the strategies and dynamics in the deep-sea transport and the performance of the various ports. Therefore the evolution of the container transport across the Alps is mainly shaped by factors external to the influence of Swiss transport policy.