In spite of the spectacular growth of the Japanese economy, railway freight tonnage in that country has leveled off in recent years due to an increase in competitive trucking services. To remedy this situation, the Japanese National Railway (JNR) has embarked on an extensive modernization program to streamline its methods of controlling the flow of freight traffic and to create a total freight information system through computerization. Much of this has been achieved through the use of special-purpose commodity cars, the introduction of advanced container shipping methods, and the creation of an inter-block express information system. The latter is designed to provide immediate space-available information for securing sales, automatic printouts, the forwarding of waybills to receiving stations, and, eventually, data on the location and movement of the trains.

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  • Authors:
    • Matsui, R
    • Nukui, N
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  • Accession Number: 00046720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1976 12:00AM