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Author Barczak, Agnieszka
Affiliation West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin 31 Janickiego St., 71-270 Szczecin, Poland
E-mail agnieszka-barczak@zut.edu.pl
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI https://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2741
Abstract The Covid-19 pandemic has affected all aspects of human life. Its negative effects have also hit the transport industry, largely as a result of staff contracting the virus and the restrictions imposed on human mobility. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to establish how the situation of rail freight transport in select EU countries has evolved in the post-pandemic era. The trend of rail freight transport is presented for the years 2015–2021, and forecasts are made for the years 2020–2021 using the method of seasonality indices. The study results show that most of the investigated countries show adverse differences in the actual and forecast quantity of freight handled, an effect clearly attributable to the pandemic.
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords European Union
Keywords pandemic covid-19
Keywords intermodal freight transport
Keywords rail transport
Keywords seasonality index method
Title Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on rail freight transport in selected EU countries
Type Original scientific article
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
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DOI 10.17402/528
Published 2022-12-31
Accepted 2022-09-22
Recieved 2022-08-09

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