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Physical Internet and its impact on the emission calculation standardization of transport chains - are we there yet?

Ehrler, Verena Charlotte (2017) Physical Internet and its impact on the emission calculation standardization of transport chains - are we there yet? In: IPIC 2017, 4th INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL INTERNET CONFERENCE, pp. 116-128. Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz. 4h International Physical Internet Conference, 4. - 6. Juli 2017, Graz, Österreich. ISBN 978-3-85125-531-7

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Abstract

Expectations are high that the Physical Internet (PI) will contribute substantially to the improvement of transport chains’ efficiency and therefore to a swift reduction of freight transport related emissions. However, the PI’s ecological superiority still needs to be proven in reality. Moreover, in a synchro modal hyper-network, where routing management is decentralized, mechanisms need to be implemented that support emission minimization, both for individual flows as well as on a systems level. A standardized emission calculation tool for measuring emissions of freight transport chains ex-ante as well as ex-post is therefore necessary. Over the past decade, various approaches toward such a standard have been developed. This paper analyzes whether the currently existing approaches of emission calculation standardization are able to provide the necessary evaluations and whether they are equally able to support a successful steering of transport within the PI, so that lower emissions of freight transport can be realized compared to today’s freight transport system. Based on an overview of the basic principles of the PI and on a summary of the status of transport chain emission standardization approaches, the paper analyzes how far these two developments are fully compatible already and which major gaps still need to be closed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114067/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Physical Internet and its impact on the emission calculation standardization of transport chains - are we there yet?
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ehrler, Verena CharlotteivfUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2017
Journal or Publication Title:IPIC 2017, 4th INTERNATIONAL PHYSICAL INTERNET CONFERENCE
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 116-128
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Landschützer, ChristianTU Graz
Ehrentraut, FlorianTU Graz
Publisher:Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz
Series Name:Logistik Werkstatt Graz
ISBN:978-3-85125-531-7
Status:Published
Keywords:Physical Internet, global logistics, transport, emission calculation, international standardization, sustainability, transport chains, greenhouse gas emissions
Event Title:4h International Physical Internet Conference
Event Location:Graz, Österreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:4. - 6. Juli 2017
Organizer:TU Graz
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Ehrler, Verena
Deposited On:25 Sep 2017 09:56
Last Modified:25 Sep 2017 09:56

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