The RsR Cargo system must be seen as the rail link in the Physical Internet concept applied to combined transport.
The Physical Internet concept is the long-term vision of the European Alice Technology Platform (http://www.etp-logistics.eu/alice/en/home/). In particular, Alice aims to enable interconnected and synchronized logistics services throughout the EU via a seamless intelligent network. In the context of combined transport, services and facilities on corridors and hubs integrated in a global network are to be imagined.
The intermodal system RsR Cargo is intended to become the rail link of the Physical Internet, providing supply chain actors with a network of automated exchange hubs within which semi-trailers and ITUs will be routed individually through the meshes of this network.