MERGERS, CONSOLIDATIONS, INDUSTRY STABILITY AND THE CUSTOMER: A TRANSPORTATION ASSESSMENT
For many of the major players in the transportation sector, mergers and acquisitions are key to building an integrated network of balanced routes, equipment positioning capability and modern terminals -- one that can offer customized products and services at competitive rates. Deregulation has given railroads greater flexibility to undertake these realignments, by permitting consolidation of networks and services to take place. Trucking industry consolidation is more of a mixed bag in terms of its impacts on the transportation market. The industry is fragmenting along product lines at the same time that it is consolidating in the interest of service and efficiency for the customer. This publication will discuss: Regional Priorities, Need for Routing Flexibility, and Converging Interests; Building a National Intermodal Infrastructure - Role of Intermodalism and Shipper Expectations; Current and Planned Realignments; Competitive Forces Across the Modes - Railroads, Motor Carriers, Intermodal Operators, and Intermodal Marketing Companies; Customer/Competitor Concerns and Benefits; New Investments; and Improvements.
APL Limited1111 Broadway
Oakland, CA United States 94607
- Publication Date: 1996-6
- Pagination: 20 p.
- TRT Terms: Assessments; Benefits; Consolidations; Costs; Customers; Industries; Infrastructure; Intermodal transportation; Investments; Mergers; Planning; Policy; Railroad equipment industry; Routing; Stability (Mechanics); Traffic managers; Transportation; Trucking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Shippers
- Old TRIS Terms: Investment planning
- Subject Areas: Planning and Forecasting; Policy; Society; Transportation (General); Vehicles and Equipment; I10: Economics and Administration;
- Accession Number: 00727157
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Oct 9 1996 12:00AM