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Factors facilitating intermodal transport of perishable goods - Transport purchaser’s viewpoint

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  • Sandberg-Hanssen, Thor-Erik
  • Mathisen, Terje Andreas
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    The aim of this article is to identify factors that facilitate increased use of intermodal transport for perishable products based on a survey of firms exporting fresh fish from Norway to Continental Europe. The experiences in the Norwegian aquaculture industry indicate that intermodal transport solutions must be expanded and that the long haul by rail must run all the way to a central hub in Europe. This can only be achieved with a balanced flow of goods and if processors coordinate transport to deliver sufficiently large volumes to fill trains at an acceptable frequency.

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    Article provided by ISTIEE, Institute for the Study of Transport within the European Economic Integration in its journal European Transport / Trasporti Europei.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 49 ()
    Pages: 75-89

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    Handle: RePEc:sot:journl:y:2011:i:49:p:75-89

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    Keywords: Intermodal transport; Rail; Fresh fish; Perishable goods; Export; European regions;

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    1. Fredrik B�rthel & Johan Woxenius, 2004. "Developing intermodal transport for small flows over short distances," Transportation Planning and Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(5), pages 403-424, October.
    2. Ola Kvaløy & Ragnar Tveter�s, 2008. "Cost Structure and Vertical Integration between Farming and Processing," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 59(2), pages 296-311, 06.
    3. Yvonne Bontekoning & Hugo Priemus, 2004. "Breakthrough innovations in intermodal freight transport," Transportation Planning and Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 27(5), pages 335-345, October.
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