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The importance of frequency for combined transport of containers


  • BLAUWENS, Gust
  • WITLOX, Frank


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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  • BLAUWENS, Gust & JANSSENS, S. & VERNIMMEN, Bert & WITLOX, Frank, 2002. "The importance of frequency for combined transport of containers," Working Papers 2002030, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ant:wpaper:2002030

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