The interdependence between freight and passenger transport services
The outbreak of the Corona virus has highlighted a previously largely neglected challenge in the transport system, namely the dependence between freight transport and passenger transport. The cancellation of almost all passenger airliners have hit the air freight industry hard as roughly 65% of all air freight is carried as belly cargo on passenger aircrafts. Similarly, ferry services are being widely cancelled as passenger demand essentially has disappeared. The project will investigate the interdependence between freight and passenger transport services for the different traffic modes and map which modes/segments that are most subjected to interdependence and which form these independences take. Further it will look into consequences for intermodal competition, operations, and business models.