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FIRST STEPS
Your environmental calculation is just a few steps away. Let us introduce the concept of EcoTransIT World and show you the steps needed for your individual result.
FIRST STEPS

That's the way EcoTransIT World works

EcoTransIT World (Ecological Transport Information Tool Worldwide) is an easy to handle web based software tool for assessing the environmental impact of transporting freight by various transport modes worldwide. The relevant determining factors are taken into account to find out the exact environmental impact (energy consumption, carbon dioxide, polluting emissions). Just follow the steps below to make your individual calculation.

Step 1: Input mode

At first the input mode for the actual calculation has to be chosen. Two different modes are available, a standard mode and an extended mode. The standard mode enables a "quick" calculation, whereas the extended mode permits a more precisely specification of the transport chain.

Input mode

Step 2: Definition of good

Definition of good

Finally the goods to be transported may be specified, by determining the weight or number of containers and the type of cargo (bulk, average goods, light goods). Furthermore the handling may be defined.

Step 3: Origin

Origin

Define the origin by entering the corresponding name in the intended box. Afterwards you classify the type of the origin and destination point by choosing between city district, railway station, harbour and airport. Furthermore you may enter a ZIP or choose the origin or destination via Google Maps. It is also possible to declare if a side track and/or harbour is available at the origin or destination point.

Step 4: Transport

After having defined the route, you need to determine the transport chain. Different means of transportation are available: truck, train, airplane, sea ship and inland ship.

The expert mode allows the specification of technical and operational details. You may choose the emission class for truck transports or the train weight for railway transports. This mode enables furthermore the entry of via-points, by what the route of transport may be influenced, or the type of transport may be changed (for combined transports). You may also determine the load factor of the vehicle individually.

Transport

Step 5: Destination

Destination

Define the origin by entering the corresponding name in the intended box. Afterwards you classify the type of the origin and destination point by choosing between city district, railway station, harbour and airport. Furthermore you may enter a ZIP or choose the origin or destination via Google Maps. It is also possible to declare if a side track and/or harbour is available at the origin or destination point.

After entering all the relevant factors, click the button labelled "Calculate" to start the calculation.

Step 6: Result

Result

The results of the calculation are presented in the form of bar charts and tables. By choosing the last display option "Distances" the length in terms of the route of the different carriers is shown. The route may be followed via Google Maps or be exported as Google Earth Route.

CALCULATION
Environmental calculation
Start your calculation
To calculate the energy consumption and the respective emission data is very easy with EcoTransIT World. Start your own calculation right now.
METHODOLOGY
Basis
Scientific support
The methodology of EcoTransIT World is continuously improved by ifeu Heidelberg, INFRAS Bern and IVE mbH Hannover and adapted to latest scientific findings...