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Air Pollution Impacts Of Inland Shipping: Two Case Studies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030251

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

533.28 kb

Author(s)

L. Int Panis, I. De Vlieger, B. Jansen, R. Torfs, E. Cornelis & L. De Nocker

Abstract

Air pollution impacts of inland shipping: two case studies L. Int Panis, I. De Vlieger, B. Jansen, R. Torfs, E. Cornelis & L. De Nocker Vito, Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium Abstract Over the last years, a myriad of road transportation problems have been subjected to an analysis of emissions and environmental external costs. Other modes of transportation have been studied with much less diligence despite overt interest of policy makers. In this paper we present the results of two case-studies from Belgium where inland shipping and road transport were compared. The first case looked at the short distance transport of municipal solid waste from an intermodal transshipment area south of the city of Antwexp to plants north of the city. Two transportation scenarios were evaluated: by inland shipping over the river Scheldt and through the basins of the port, or by truck on the cities major roads and highways. The second case looked at long distance transport of large single ite

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