American Society of Civil Engineers


Comparative Analysis of City Freight Structure Based on Logistics Scale


by Lei Deng, (College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing; 400030; E-mail: cqudenglei@163.com), Xu Wang, (College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing; 400030; E-mail: wx921@163.com), Zhenfeng Wang, (College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing; 400030; E-mail: zhenfengking@163.com), and Xiangzhi Zhuo, (College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing; 400030; E-mail: zhuo.9999@yahoo.com.cn)

pp. 1434-1439, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/40996(330)208)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Logistics: The Emerging Frontiers of Transportation and Development in China
Abstract: Regional logistics has become the vital emphasis of a harmonious regional economy development. On the basis of the logistics scale and freight structure, which includes freight traffic and freight ton-KM of the four transportation modes (railways, highways, waterways and civil aviation), the Grey Relational Model has been established by dint of the Grey theory. The differences between the Grey relational results of Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chongqing, which have a similar background, are discussed. The changes in freight structure in Chongqing are analyzed, and the main freight impact factors on Chongqing logistics are discussed. Thus the weaknesses of logistics development in Chongqing are clear. At the end of this paper, some suggestions for improving Chongqing logistics will be put forward.


ASCE Subject Headings:
China
Freight transportation
Logistics
Scale ratio
Urban areas