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Implementation of cooperative business models

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Summary
A Cooperative Business Model results from the increase of cooperation (instead of pure competition) among the actors of the freight transport chain. At various levels and implementation of cooperation, common or shared transport production means and/or resources are then used.

Positive aspects of such cooperation are: the possibility to achieve a critical mass, this allowing to increase the frequency of the service, or at least to reach a satisfactory load factor; the enlargement of a Company network without the increase of fixed costs.

Objective
To enable cooperation among shippers and transport logistics providers to increase transport system efficiency.

2. Cooperative business models