The author outlines some of the changes in ports and handling methods that have taken place in recent years. In considering whether railways still have a role to play in port activities he puts forward a list of relevant questions to be answered. Port size and the volume of traffic are factors which are examined in relation to those principal commodities that are most suitably transported by rail. Cargo handling facilities are considered with special reference to bulk materials. The author comments on the creation of a basic railway network with regard to capacity and expenditure and considers such aspects as length of haul, speed and reliability of the journey, terrain, gradients and radius of line curvature. The last two sections cover transport policy and customs facilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to Arab Ports Conference, London July 27-29, 1978, 8 p. Copies of original material available to members at a cost of 0.15 pounds per page, and to non-members at 0.30 pounds per page to include postage. There will be a minimum charge of 0.50 pounds to members and 2.00 pounds to non-members for this service.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Alexander, NJB
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 5
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM