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The importance of frequency for combined transport of containers


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  • BLAUWENS, Gust
  • WITLOX, Frank
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    In this paper a comparison is made between direct road haulage and combined transport (inland navigation with oncarriage by truck) for the transport of containers from a seaport to the hinterland. The analysis is based on the concept of total logistics costs, a central concept in the theory of logistics. It is shown that the frequency of sailings between the seaport and the inland terminal is a key factor determining the competitiveness of combined transport vis-à-vis direct road haulage.

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    Paper provided by University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2002030.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2002
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    Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2002030

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