MetroFreight

3.2c Improving Efficiency of Truck Flows in Gunpo-Euiwang Intermodal Logistics Park

Project Number

3.2c

Project Summary

Improving Efficiency of Truck Flows in Gunpo-Euiwang Intermodal Logistics Park

Project Status

In progress

Year

2014

Topic Area

Sustainable Urban Freight

P.I. Name & Address

Associate Research Fellow, Division for Logistics Technology and Freight Transport Market Research; Department of Logistics Research
Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
315, Goyangdaero, Ilsanseo-gu
Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
411-701
South Korea
jeeslee@koti.re.kr
Division Director, Logistics Policy and Technology
Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
315, Goyangdaero Ilsanseo-gu
Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
411-701
South Korea
thlee@koti.re.kr
Director, Logistics Policy and Technology
Korea Transport Institute (KOTI)
315, Goyangdaero Ilsanseo-gu
Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
411-701
South Korea
rohhs@koti.re.kr

The objectives

This project examines freight bottlenecks in the Seoul Metropolitan Area caused by Gunpo-Euiwang Intermodal Logistics Park.  The Korean Government has implemented the freight transportation policy which focused on increasing rail share and enhancing competitiveness in terms of its service time and cost.  For this reason, this project is to plan several improvement alternatives for the intermodal traffic network between main trade nodes and the rest of city areas in SMA with an example of Gunpo-Euiwang Intermodal Logistics Park.

Current Status

A couple of site visits have been made and an extensive data collection has just been started.  In order to collect reliable datasets, the project team is planning to cooperate with Korea Transport Database Center (KTDB Center) which is another research team in the KOTI.  KTDB regularly conducts a transport flow survey for both passenger and freight movements.  Utilizing their dataset will be the key for this project to identify the freight bottlenecks and develop improvement strategies.

Next Step

In analyzing the freight flow dataset with the KTDB Center, several on-the-spot surveys will be conducted at the same time to explore the spatial pattern of freight flow within and around the case site and to identify the traffic bottlenecks.  In addition, interviews with logistics companies situated at the Gunpo-Euiwang Intermodal Logistics Park, terminal managers and public officials will be made focusing on developing the truck flow efficiency improvement strategies.