New thinking in distribution and marketing can reduce handlings and offer fresh opportunities for rail transport. The company-train concept can be extended to palletised and containerised traffic. The author points out that this traffic lends itself to a high degree of mechanisation, resulting in predictable, quick turnaround, and often economy in space and building cost. Moreover some surprising traffics can be unitised. Finally, he suggests that competition in distribution is an extravagance. Might co-operation lead to automation?

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

    17-21 rue de Louvrain
    1000 Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Authors:
    • Cosgrove, J T
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

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  • Accession Number: 00157231
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Rail International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM