Analysis of the Effects of Intermodal Terminals for the Solutions of Urban Logistics Problems in Istanbul City
We analyzed the urban logistics problems in Istanbul City and we tried to show the solutions of these problems thanks to intermodal freight terminals. Istanbul is a center of trade tourism and industry60 % of total logistics activities take place in Istanbul. At the same time capacities infrastructures and performance of logistics system are affecting the logistics systems and industries of European countries and neighborhoods. However solving the urban logistics problems have become regional and global ones and especially European countries industries and their commercial actors cannot ignore these problems. In addition to urban freight flows high volume of international and domestic cargo flows causes different problems related to urban logistics. On the other hand Istanbul has the different logistics nodes as airports organized industrial zones business centers whereas logistics networks and links between nodes are not required level. This study focuses on the logistics nodes relationships opportunities and facilities of transportation and effects of intermodal freight terminals to solving problems of the insufficient connections between these nodes.