Green Multimodal Transportation Solution (GMTS)

The transportation by railway of semi-trailers is not an improved multimodal solution!
It is an absolutely new product offered to the multimodal transportation market – specifically for road hauliers wishing to use railway infrastructure for road transport.
AG Transport & Development has been working on a detailed Feasibility Study for this project. The best European practices and knowhow will be used for the projects development and implementation.
The advantages of GMTS for multimodal transport over long and medium distances are as follows:
Decreased greenhouse gas emissions (including CO, CO2, NO, NO2)
Potential elimination of saturation on roads
More efficient use of the driver’s time
More efficient use of semi trailers
Faster border crossing procedures
Shorter transit times
Increased cargo turnover on railway
Green transport solutions have been successfully developing in Europe. Our approach meets the general policies of the EU relating to:
1.  Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
2.  Improvements to road safety
Europe shares its best practice and offers an efficient solution for road and multimodal transport users.
Our project is focused on the trucking segment of the transport industry and the corridors that are used by trucking companies. For the purposes of the present project these corridors are defined as:
Corridor 1:    EU via Bulgarian/Romanian ports–Black Sea-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Caspian Sea-Central Asia
Corridor 2:    EU -Turkey-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Caspian Sea-Central Asia.
Both corridors have been used successfully by trucking companies for the efficient delivery of goods. A railway link between the EU and Georgia does not exist at the moment.
Ro-Ro and Rail ferries connect Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Georgia.
The railway system is well-developed in the Caucasus and Central Asian countries. Rail ferries on the Caspian Sea connect Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan railway networks via Aktau Port and Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan via Turkmenbashi Port.
AGTD has studied the prospects for transportation of trucks by rail and has reached the conclusion that rail transportation of trucks is the most efficient for long distance journeys across the borders and across the sea.