ECONOMICS OF JUMBO JETS FOR FREIGHT OF LOW DENSITY AND LOW VALUE

FIRMS TODAY ARE TURNING MORE AND MORE TO A TOTAL COST OR LOGISTICS VIEW OF THEIR DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS. PROTECTIVE AND PROMOTIONAL PACKAGING REDUCES THE SHIPPING DENSITY COMMODITIES. MODAL TRANSPORTATION ECONOMICS BECOME DECISIVE IN DISTRIBUTION OF LOW VALUE-LOW DENSITY COMMODITIES. AIR FREIGHT ECONOMICS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECTED BY THE ADVENT OF JUMBO JET AIRCRAFT. GROUND SUPPORT, AND PARTICULARLY THE AIRCRAFT-TRUCK INTERFACE THROUGH TERMINALS, WILL BE A MORE DECISIVE FACTOR IN AIR FREIGHT PRICING IN THE FUTURE. RATE PENALITIES FOR LOW DENSITY WILL BE TRIGGERED AT A LOWER DENSITY LEVEL AND SHOULD BEGIN TO DISAPPEAR FOR DISTANCES BEYOND THE NORMAL RANGE OF THE AIRCRAFT. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Mills, Inc

    ,    
  • Authors:
    • Wahl, J C
    • Koonce, J M
  • Publication Date: 0

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201597
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Sae Journal, Soc Automotive Engr
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 1970 12:00AM