WIT Press


Fleet Management In Railway Freight Transport: The EU Project F-MAN

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040371

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

311 kb

Author(s)

M. Giannettoni & S. Savio

Abstract

The paper presents the ongoing results of the project Rail Car Asset Management (hereinafter referred to with its short name, F-MAN). The project started in October 2001 and it is partially funded by the European Union within the \“Information Society Technologies” programme. The main goal of the F-MAN research project is to investigate feasibility and benefits related to the development of innovative tools enabling a brand new approach toward the management of the internationally operated fleets of freight wagons. To reach its objectives, the F-MAN Consortium, which brings together partners with expertise in rail freight operation, transport and logistics applications, as well as in communication and information technologies, started its activities with a thorough survey on the current practice and needs of freight railcars man

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