New Version of GIFT Available

A new web-based version of the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation Model (GIFT) is now available:

 

Researchers from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Delaware have collaborated with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration to create a web-based version of the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation System (GIFT). The new system analyzes the economic, time-of-delivery and environmental performance of various freight-transportation routes using road, rail and water.

 

A new web-based version of the Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation Model (GIFT) has been released as part of a five-year initiative among the researchers.

The new technology, which utilizes mapping software similar to Google Maps, analyzes the economics, time-of-delivery and environmental performance of various freight-transportation routes using rail, road and water. With this web-based version, companies and local, state and federal government agencies can make decisions that are not only financially feasible, but also environmentally sustainable.

 

To find out more about how this free tool can help shipping companies analyze economic freight costs and environmental impacts go to the following link:

 

http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/jun/shipping-impact-062514.html