FREIGHTVISION - Sustainable European Freight Transport 2050

Forecast, Vision and Policy Recommendation

  • Stephan Helmreich
  • Hartmut Keller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction and Approach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephan Helmreich, Hartmut Keller
      Pages 3-13
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Stephan Helmreich, Doris Wilhelmer, Klaus Kubeczko, Julia Düh, Helena Kyster-Hansen
      Pages 17-32
    3. Christian O. Hansen, Jeppe Rich
      Pages 43-62
  4. Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Olaf Meyer-Rühle
      Pages 65-107
    3. Jürgen Schmiele, Tuomas Mattila, Riina Antikainen, Christian O. Hansen, Jeppe Rich, Ulrich Glöckl
      Pages 109-126
    4. David Bonilla, Nihan Akyelken
      Pages 127-134
    5. Stephan Helmreich, Tuomas Mattila, Riina Antikainen, Christian O. Hansen
      Pages 135-157
  5. Recommendation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Stephan Helmreich, Martin Volny, Carine Vellay
      Pages 161-262
    3. Stephan Helmreich
      Pages 263-279
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-365

About this book


This book has been written on the basis of the research done between 2008 and 2010 as part of the European Commission funded FREIGHTVISION project. The “FREIGHTVISION - Freight Transport 2050 Foresight” project was funded by the Directorate General MOVE to design a long term vision for European freight transport in 2050 and to identify actions and research to progress appropriate freight transport measures in Europe. The project was carried out as a foresight process encompassing four conferences in which the project team identified and developed with the aid of more than 100 experts an action plan for securing long term freight transport in Europe. The book provides insights into the freight transport visions and Backcasts identified for 2035 and 2050, issues which need to be addressed and measures which were assessed to be part of future paths to assure an economical, environmental, and social freight transport system.


European Commission Fossil Fuel Dependency Freight Transport GHG Emission Sustainable

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephan Helmreich
    • 1
  • Hartmut Keller
    • 2
  1. 1.Technological Measurements Ltd., Future of TransportAutriaTech-Federal Agency forWienAustria
  2. 2.TransVerMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-13370-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-13371-8
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