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Freight containers in intermodal and land bridge commerce

James Stephen Walters

Freight containers in intermodal and land bridge commerce

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California .
Written in English

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    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. :
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    Open LibraryOL25510615M

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Freight containers in intermodal and land bridge commerce by James Stephen Walters Download PDF EPUB FB2

The land bridge, an intermodal concept dependent on containers, is traced historically through geological, biological and commercial applications. Governments, private entrepreneurs, labor organizations, regulatory agencies and the military services are active in influencing the : James Stephen Walters.

Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using multiple modes of transportation (e.g., rail, ship, and truck), without any handling of the freight itself when changing method reduces cargo handling, and so improves security, reduces damage and loss, and allows freight to be transported faster.

An intermodal container is a large standardized shipping container, designed and built for intermodal freight transport, meaning these containers can be used across different modes of transport – from ship to rail to truck – without unloading and reloading their cargo.

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In today’s system we are accustomed to ocean containers moving through the ports quickly and effectively with the combination of rail and truck. Definition. An intermodal land bridge refers to the shipping of a container from one country to another using an ocean vessel and during the route the container must be unloaded on a body of land and transported completely across the landmass until it reaches another port where a second ocean vessel can finish the route.

Table of Contents. Broader Explanation. This book provides an introduction to the whole concept of intermodal freight transport, the means of delivering goods using two or more transport modes, recounting both European experience and UK developments and reporting on the extensive political influences on this form of transport.

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Intermodal Freight Transportation conceptualizes intermodal transport as a set of physical, logical, financial and contractual flows, examining the barriers that impact intermodal freight services and the resulting performance variables. The book covers transport modes, agents, supply and demand patterns, key drivers, trends influencing the Freight containers in intermodal and land bridge commerce book transportation sector, the evolution of.

Introduction: The Intermodal Freight System, Policy Issues, and Study Scope In the past two decades freight transportation has been transformed from an industry dominated by regulation and resistant to innovation to a dynamic sector contributing to productivity growth and driven by rapid technological, market, and organizational change.

Container shipping uses standard-sized containers of 20 feet ( meters), 40 feet ( meters), 45 feet ( meters), and 53 feet ( meters). Twenty-feet Equivalent Unit (TEU) is the standard measure. Containers are built to international standards, making them interchangeable between shipping companies and rail or truck companies.

Last year, a record million containers and trailers were transported intermodally in the U.S. with the help of rail, according to the Association of American Railroads, and intermodal is now Author: Morgan Brennan. The use of standardized containers, or ISO containers, has allowed shipping across country and nations to flourish, thanks to the time and money saved by crossing land bridges.

Land bridge is a reference to an intermodal freight shipment that starts on a ship then crosses a body of land for a significant part of the trip en route to its final.

A land bridge is a type of transportation used to: Move marine containers by rail in substitution for all water routings ________________ involves the use of two or more modes of transportation in moving a shipment from origin to destination.

Railroad - Railroad - Intermodal freight vehicles and systems: An important competitive development has been the perfection of intermodal freight transport systems, in which highway truck trailers or marine shipping containers are set on railroad flatcars. In North America and Europe they have been the outstanding growth area of rail freight activity since World War II.

The individual credited with advancing the use of intermodal shipping containers is Malcolm McLean of McLean Trucking Marc Levinson suggests that the growth in international trade, beginning in the s, can be attributed to.

An increasing need for container tracking. In today’s global trade, handling of container transport and supply chain is not that easy and comes with a plethora of of visibility is one of the main problems that customers face. Lack of visibility of a shipping container’s location and its condition during a trip may lead not only to unexpected delays but also to possible theft.

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While. The bill of lading (BOL) works as a receipt of freight services, a contract between a freight carrier and shipper and a document of title. The bill of lading is a legally binding document providing the driver and the carrier all the details needed to process the freight shipment and invoice it correctly.

The drayage of containers in the service area of an intermodal terminal can be modelled as a Full Truckload Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows (PDPTW).

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All you have to do is tell us about your shipment, and we will tell you the best way to ship it. Home > Land Bridge and Multimodal Transport. What are Landbridges: The "landbridge" is a generic term meaning use the land freight as a means of transport connection. The landbridge is a way of transporting cargo from a port or an inland point of origin in the shipper's country to an inland point or a port of final destination in.

Shipping intermodal or rail freight is an economical and environmentally friendly form of freight transportation. It's especially effective if truckload capacity is tight and time isn’t at the top of your priority list. Our intermodal experts can help you determine if this. Intermodal freight shipping also reduces traffic and accidents while reducing energy consumption and improving air quality.

Intermodal shipping gives you the opportunity to support green initiatives while still saving you money. In addition to these great benefits, your freight is just as safe (if not safer) with intermodal transportation options.

The Freight Technology Story: Intelligent Freight Technologies and Their Benefits. For More forums, and groups, such as the Intermodal Freight Technology Working Group, to encourage widespread information exchange on freight technologies.

This chapter describes the types of intelligent freight technologies and their connection to key. TL, LTL, Intermodal: details: Book N Go Logistics Salt Lake City, UT Brokerage: details: Border & Rail, Inc EL PASO, TX Ocean containers Freight forwarding: details: Coast to Coast Carriers Brooklyn, NY Air freight, ocean freight, over land, warehousing details: Cohesion Freight (USA) Inc.

Rail-Sea Intermodal Transport I. Landbridge Landbridge is the most common type rail-sea intermodal transport. The meaning of “Landbridge” is using the land freight as a means of transport connection and is commonly used in the intermodal freight transport sector.

Landbridge service is acting an important influence in intermodal movement and it is also mainly concern in containerized. Intermodal Bridge Transport, Wilmington, California. 7 likes. Cargo & Freight CompanyLocation: E Pacific Coast Hwy, Wilmington, California INTERMODAL FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION.

SECOND EDITION. This report examines the state-of-the-art for intermodalism. It updates and extends earlier research performed by the late John H.

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The planning and development of freight terminals, freight villages, dry ports, and inland container depots (ICDs) can extend the reach of the rail mode through intermodal services. Rail-based intermodal freight transport is more environmentally friendly than truck-only transport, particularly in terms of CO 2 emissions and other pollutants Cited by: as a land bridge where container ships dock on the west coast, unload, then travel by truck and/or rail car to the east coast and are loaded onto other container ships headed across the Atlantic.

Time is the variable of most importance in our work, as time is the common denominator to bothFile Size: KB. Intermodal containers were officially in use when the “Ideal X”, the converted old tanker were loaded with bodies of 58 trailer trucks at a dock in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

These first containers had the length of 35 feet, and were actually modified from aluminum truck bodies in frames installed atop its deck.

Extract. Michel Beuthe INTRODUCTION During the past few decades, freight transport has been on the increase throughout Europe for a number of well-known reasons: economic growth in many countries, market globalization underpinned by trade liberalization that allows economies of scale, technological progress and production specialization that also led to economies of scale, the Cited by: 3.

Freight Transportation Planning and Logistics AMELIA REGAN, University of California, Irvine JOSE HOLGUIN-VERAS, City College of New York GARLAND CHOW, University of British Columbia MILES H.

SONSTEGAARD, University of Arkansas A well-functioning freight transportation system is an essential element in any successful economy. Intermodal freight transport. likes. Intermodal freight transport involves the transportation of freight in an intermodal container or vehicle, using.

Yet the inherent complexity of intermodal transport presents many challenges. This practical textbook on the operations of intermodal transport and logistics focuses on the practical concerns and the basics of operations, such as vehicles, containers, handling operations, logistics management and optimisation.

STATUS OF INTERMODAL FREIGHT Intermodal transport continues to be significant in the movement of freight. The railroad industry reports an approximately fivefold growth in trailer and container traffic on the railroads from to (3).

However, intermodal revenues indefined as rail. XPO Logistics to acquire Bridge Terminal Transport JOC Staff | PM EDT XPO Logistics will nearly triple its drayage capacity through the acquisition of Bridge Terminal Transport for $ million.The intermodal market tends to be dominated – save for the feedering of inter-continental containers – by RoRo transport using trailers and/or swap bodies (or to an increasing extent the 45 ft pallet-wide container).

The principal intermodal actors are the freight-forwarders (who dominate in Italy and Spain)File Size: 2MB.