INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION FOR CONTAINERS AND TRAILERS--AN EXPLORATORY STUDY
This study examines the feasibility of introducing a unit train service for the transportation of domestic general cargo on a selected Canadian route, having particular regard to the potential costs and benefits which would derive from the introduction of such a service, and its marketability. A service concept is developed to match preliminary estimates of the volume of traffic that might switch to an attractive intermodal service, and the characteristics of such a service are summarized in an exploratory prospectus. The principal findings of the study are highlighted and conclusions drawn regarding the potential for expanded intermodal services in Canada, together with recommendations on what needs to be done next.
Peat, Marwick and PartnersP.O. Box 31, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ONo M5L 1B2, Canada
Transport Canada Research and Development Centre1000 Sherbrooke Street, West, P.O. Box 549
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2R3, Canada
Canadian Transport Commission15 Eddy Street
Hull, Quebec K1A 0N9, Canada
- Helm, B
- Bish, L
- Publication Date: 1979-9
- Features: Appendices;
- Pagination: 138 p.
- TRT Terms: Corridors; Forecasting; Freight service; Freight traffic; Freight transportation; Intermodal services; Intermodal terminals; Operations; Piggyback transportation; Planning; Profitability; Quality of service; Traffic forecasting; Traffic managers; Unit trains
- Uncontrolled Terms: Shippers
- Geographic Terms: Canada
- Old TRIS Terms: Operations planning
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Freight Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00330162
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: TP 2337 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 1 ST78-00164
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM