PROSPECTIVE CHANGES FOR HANDLING OF COMMODITIES IN CANADIAN PORTS
Because Canada is not on major trade flows, costs of transporting goods in and out of the country should be as low as possible to minimize foreign competition. Containerization and its complement, transportation of pallets, are likely to reduce transport costs not only for international trade but also for domestic commerce. The study is to guide business in short- and long-term planning of daily operations, indicating whether they should plan for new and possibly initially costly methods of transportation. The report includes: Introduction; Methodology; Trade Analysis of the Ports Under Study; Piggyback Transport in Canada; General Conclusions and Recommendation; Selected Bibliography.
Transportation Development Agency Centre800 rene-Leveque Boulevard West, Suite 600
Montreal, Quebec H3B 1X9, Canada
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: References; Tables;
- Pagination: 93 p.
- TRT Terms: Containerization; Intermodal services; Intermodal terminals; International trade; Loads; Marine terminals; Pallets; Piggyback transportation; Port structures; Ports; Unitized cargo
- Geographic Terms: Canada
- Old TRIS Terms: Unitized loads
- Subject Areas: Freight Transportation; Railroads; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00126464
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM