DEVELOPMENT OF INTERMODAL CONTAINER RAIL TERMINALS
This paper deals with an integrated transportation system that combines water, rail and truck modes of transportation. Intermodal container rail terminals are discussed that provide rail car loading for all steamship lines calling at a given port. It is said that in planning the intermodal terminal, the issues to be considered include: the number of steamship lines to be served; their trade routes; the number of railroads providing service to the terminal; the combination of rail destinations to be served; and the type of rail equipment to be used. Physical issues include: the length and width of an available site, its distance and relationship to the steamship lines' container yard, the location of railroad support yard facilities, the orientation of mainline tracks with respect to the primary service path for the railroad, and how containers will be transported from the container yard area to the terminal facility. The author foresees greater growth for container rail intermodal activity, and expects more applications of electronic communication and Automated Guided Vehicle technology.
- Conference paper
- Zimmer, R N
- Ports '89
- Location: Boston, Massachusetts
- Date: 1989-5-22 to 1989-5-25
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 9p.
- TRT Terms: Container terminals; Intermodal terminals; Rail marine interface
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00659441
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM