Mineral Oil Transport in Europe

Locations for handling mineral oil in Europe and options for rail transport

Aim

To increase the share of rail freight for mineral oil transportation in Europe. The analysis of potential locations to store and to distribute mineral oil products should lead to cheaper and more efficient rail transportation chains.

Country

Belgium

Timeframe

February 2018 – March 2018

Focus

Railway operations, costings

The analysis of rail transport costs for mineral oil transport has been discussed in detail to determine the deciding cost drivers. The options to decrease transport costs have been discussed and the most relevant ones defined for the specific clients requirements. To further evaluate the options most potential locations to handle mineral oil products in Central Europe have been analysed regarding their accessibility in terms of efficient rail transport and access costs. The overall results have been compared and solutions recommended.