REsilient MUltimodal freight transport NETwork

The aim of the ‘ReMuNet’ research project is to design a resilient and sustainable multimodal freight transport network for Europe.

Initial situation

Climate change and geopolitical risks heighten the threat to Europe's transport network. ‘ReMuNet’ aims to bolster resilience through digital technology, enhancing preparation, response, and recovery of European rail, road, and waterways – while significantly reducing emissions.

Solution approach

  1. ‘ReMuNet’ introduces a methodology for describing transport networks, developed with key stakeholders for wide acceptance and regulatory integration, streamlining data exchange for improved decision-making and operational connectivity.
  2. An advanced algorithm calculates multimodal routes and manages capacity during disruptions, optimizing resource use and network flexibility.
  3. A collaborative platform connects logistics stakeholders, facilitating information exchange and collaborative disruption management, enhancing operational agility.
  4. Additionally, AI and reinforced learning model alternative actions, improving the network's adaptive response to disruptions, ensuring dynamic route and resource adjustment for European logistics resilience.

Expected results and benefits for the target group

  • Establish a standard for describing sustainable European multimodal transport networks
  • Lower emissions from European inland transport
  • Enhance the multimodal freight network's agility in responding to disruptions.
  • Offer more alternative routes and improve multimodal route planning efficiency during disruptions
  • Develop new, cost-effective business models for better integration within the multimodal transport ecosystem
  • Improve predictions of disruptions' impacts on multimodal corridors
  • Accelerate aid logistics setup by civil protection organizations for crisis regions
  • Form a unified data pool showing real-time use of European multimodal infrastructure, respecting data privacy laws


  • Transport and Logistics

Topic Area

  • Business Transformation
  • Production Management

Research Focus

  • Ecosystem Design

FIR Navigator

  • Business Model Innovation
  • Ecosystem Design
  • Supply Chain Data Management
  • Supply Chain Resilience
  • Transformation Management
  • JRF Guiding Topic

    • Cities & Infrastructure


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    ‚ReMuNet‘ is funded by the European Union under GA number 101104072. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.