A review of the transport sector: Notes from the post-COVID-19 era

Charis Vlados, Dimos Chatzinikolaou

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The transport industry is one of the fundamental development pillars of all socioeconomic systems nowadays. This article aims to examine whether the current pandemic crisis of COVID-19—which significantly repositions all socioeconomic dimensions—accelerates developments, especially in the transport sector. This introduction investigates critical perspectives from the history of transport, ending up with the trends that (seemingly) existed before the current crisis. The primary finding corresponds to the acceleration caused by COVID-19, especially in trends related to increased digitalization and the need for investment in new infrastructure across the world. Also, the de-carbonization and the rise of the “prosumer” (the individual who consumes and produces value simultaneously) are accelerating forces in the transport industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd International Conference, Intermodal Transports: Innovations in Planning, Management, Business Development & Decision Making. Alexandroupolis, Greece, 12-15 October 2021.
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2021


  • transport sector
  • COVID-19 crisis
  • history of transport
  • investment infrastructure
  • digitalization
  • de-carbonization
  • Prosumer


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