The paper "Intermodal Train Services: a Business Challenge " is a perfect example of a business article. Climate change has become a key business driver and the determiner for success over the years. In the process, firms have faced strong pressure from business shareholders to decarbonise their actions. Research has indicated that transport and logistics are one of the businesses which heavily contribute to climate change, especially global warming. Research conducted by World Economic Forum and Accenture found out that transport and that logistics contributes about 25.1 percent of the greenhouse gas (Lammgå rd 55).
As a result, more pressure has been put on transport companies and sectors to find sustainable operations to reduce the emission of CO2. According to Lammgå rd, some experts have recommended the use of intermodal road-rail transport as one effective measure in the reduction of the emissions of CO2 into the atmosphere (48). Therefore, this paper summarizes the journal article “ Intermodal train services: A business challenge and a measure for decarbonization for logistics service providers” . The article analyzed and presented the experiences large transport and logistics companies undergo when providing intermodal road-rail services, particularly with regard to the environmental strategies of the company. Literature Review The chapter analyzed the literature applicable to the study problem and was directed by specific objectives.
As a result, this chapter was divided into three major sub-topics which include product transportation and how it impacts the environment, the preferences of the shipper for environmental factors and the intermodal transport, and the demand for the intermodal road-rail services and decarbonization. In recent years, product transportation has undergone an increasing interest among EU-27 due to the fact that this sector represents 25.1 percent of the greenhouse gas in which most of the emissions are contributed by the roads (Lammgå rd 49).
In Sweden, the transport share is a bit lower and stands at 20.8 percent. In one spectrum, transport is regarded as one of the factors that help play an important role in labor and product specialization.
Lammgård, Catrin. Intermodal train services: A business challenge and a measure for
decarbonisation for logistics service providers. Research in Transportation Business & Management 5 (2012): 48–56. Print