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An investigation into the non-bulk rail freight transport in Australia


Ghaderi, H and Cahoon, S and Nguyen, H-O, An investigation into the non-bulk rail freight transport in Australia, The Asian Journal of Shipping and Logistics, 31, (1) pp. 59-83. ISSN 2092-5212 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ajsl.2015.03.003


In the last decade freight transport has gained further momentum in Australia, partly through significant demand growth at both domestic and international levels and partly as the result of Australiaís long term need for infrastructure decision making. Amongst the freight task, non-bulk freight is the fastest growing freight task in Australia and is forecast to grow much faster than the rate of population growth and the average national GDP growth. However, railís share in the non-bulk market has declined significantly in the last four decades. This study therefore provides an insight into the efficiency and operational management issues facing by the Australian non-bulk rail sector by focusing on three areas; the level of track compatibility and the relevant operational issues, the demographics of non-bulk freight in Australia and the current status of intermodal terminals in relation to rail connectivity and location. As the result, a more detailed understanding of the current shortages in the Australian non-bulk rail freight sector is achieved and managerial implications are provided.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Intermodal, Non-Bulk Freight, Rail Freight, Australia, Container
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Humanities and social sciences curriculum and pedagogy (excl. economics, business and management)
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Supply and demand
UTAS Author:Ghaderi, H (Mr Hadi Ghaderi)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:100639
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2015-05-22
Last Modified:2018-03-18
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