RAIL RATE EQUALIZATION TO AND FROM PORTS: SOME PRELIMINARY COMMENTS ON PRELIMINARY CONTENT

Despite historical precedents, rail rates to different ports involving different line-haul and/or terminal services and costs should not be equalized in the economic sense unless the transportation circumstances are similar, unless a rate disparity exists that is not cost-justified in the economic sense; or the port has been adversely affected. Automatic equalization artificially inhibits the advantages of location and intermodal competition. The standards for "adverse" impact should be reviewed since rate disparity between ports does not necessarily connote harm to a port which may have other advantages.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association Interstate Commerce Comm Practitioner

    1112 ICC Building
    Washington, DC  United States  20423
  • Authors:
    • Horn, K H
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Accession Number: 00184621
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM