A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF FACTORS AFFECTING MODAL SELECTION FOR THE MOVEMENT OF WESTERN CANADIAN COAL TO ONTARIO
The problem of selecting the appropriate mode or combination of transportation modes for the movement of Western Canadian coal to Ontario through the year 2000 is studied. This analysis includes the development of coal demand and supply forecasts, and an assessment of rail traffic and line capacity in Western Canada. Marginal capital and operating costs for four alternative systems--rail/lakeboat, slurry pipeline/lakeboat, high-voltage direct-current transmission, and coal gasification--are developed, and tariff schedules for each system through 2000 calculated using a discounted cash flow computer model. A sensitivity analysis on the model parameters and cost estimates is performed.
Canadian Institute of Guided Ground TransportQueen's University
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada
- Boon, C J
- Publication Date: 1978-4
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 148 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Coal; Coal industry; Competition; Costs; Forecasting; Freight traffic; Gasification; Logistics; Modal split; Operations; Slurry pipelines; Tariffs; Traffic forecasting; Transmission lines; Transportation modes; Unit trains
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Geographic Terms: Canada; Great Lakes
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Finance; Freight Transportation; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00177156
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Canadian Institute of Guided Ground Transport
- Report/Paper Numbers: CIGGT-78-6 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM