ANALYSIS OF URBAN COMMODITY FLOW

The author discusses that most analyses of urban freight have been concerned with aspects of the supply of freight transport services, such as truck trip or truck fleet characteristics. This paper is concerned with the demand for urban freight, and presents an analysis of the characteristics of commodity consignments. These characteristics are analyzed using data for Melbourne, Australia. It is shown that over one-half of internal freight tonnage was accounted for by six commodity groups: sand, rock, soil and gravel; bricks, pottery, glass and cement products; waste; processed food and beverages; metals and metal products; and petroleum products. The balance was spread over a wide range of commodity items. The paper also reviews the characteristics of the mass of consignments and the length of consignments, by commodity and land use.

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  • Authors:
    • Ogden, K W
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00173552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1981 12:00AM