Transshipment terminals, facilities which forward products from one transportation mode to another, are being more closely scrutinized as the key to cost reduction. A Purpose-Oriented Approach is the utilization of a deliberate and logical method. This method defines the terminal's purpose, analyzes the opportunity, and employs an implementation program. Examples of recent outstanding transshipment terminals are cited in fair detail. The terminals are defined as a Link, Warehouse, Distributor, or Processor. By determining their primary function, initial efforts are shown to resolve a variety of problems in a timely and logical manner. Analysis of the opportunity focuses on total cost. The use of an implementation program is shown to reduce the risks normally attendant to construction projects. Application of a POA to Transshipment Terminals recognizes the significance of transportation.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 126-147

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  • Accession Number: 00322971
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM