On-Off Terminal Ship-to-Rail Transfer

by Asaf Ashar, Natl Ports and Waterways Inst, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


The intermodal situation of U.S. ports is still evolving, and port planners will be facing difficult decisions regarding IM Configurations. This article was intended to assist 'perplexed' port planners in summarized, thus, by a decision tree, which captures the conceptual structure of the subject, especially the subtle interaction between the tail clipping and substitution effects as illustrated by the M/S and M/A indices.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Freight transportation | Rail transportation | Trees | Waterfront structures | Fluid-structure interaction | Freight terminals | Land use

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