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Anastasios Gialos

2013 Diploma Thesis Title:

Συνεισφορά στην Καταγραφή της Υφιστάμενης Κατάστασης και στην Αξιολόγηση του εμπορευματικού Δικτύου Μεταφορών της Νοτιοανατολικής Ευρώπης

C.V. ( Greek Version)


The development of freight transport sector is necessary for ensuring the endless movement of goods between companies and customers. However, cargo transportation is responsible for various negative environmental effects (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions, noise, accidents fatalities, traffic jam etc.), that cause multiple social and economic problems.
However the last decade, the transportation sector has shown a remarkable effort in reducing carbon footprint (e.g. by supporting combined transport), so as to improve the sustainability of the sector. Nevertheless, the results from this effort were not the same for all EU countries. More specifically, the countries of the South East Europe area are still lacking of environmental friendly transport operations, due to poor infrastructure, cross-border delays, non integrated logistics platforms as well as lack of harmonized norms and regulations.
The main objective of this dissertation is to map and assess the current status of the freight transport network of the South East Europe area by focusing on the Greek sections of the Pan-European Corridors IV and X respectively.
The methodology for the implementation of the dissertation incorporates five distinctive phases. The first phase focuses on literature review and mapping of the current status, whereas the second one aims at the calculation of Green House Gases caused by freight transport operations in the South East Europe. This calculation is done by using the Eco-TransIT web tool. The third phase deals with the analysis of the cargo flows in the Greek sections of the Pan-European Corridors IV and X respectively. The necessary data were collected by five Greek transport and forwarding companies which operate in the specific Corridors. The fourth phase includes the evaluation of two Corridors in terms of infrastructure, freight flows and information & communication technologies (ICT). Finally, the last phase provides useful conclusions and suggestions for further improvement of the two Corridors.