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The role of intermodal terminals in the development of non-bulk rail freight market in Australia


Ghaderi, H and Cahoon, S and Nguyen, H-O, The role of intermodal terminals in the development of non-bulk rail freight market in Australia, Case Studies on Transport Policy, 4, (4) pp. 294-305. ISSN 2213-624X (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cstp.2016.09.003


The Australian domestic freight activity has doubled in size over the past 20 years, averaging growth of 3.5% per annum with the intermodal sector measuring the fastest growth rate. Thus, as the movement of freight by a variety of modes becomes a dominant model and pressure mounts to ensure that the integration of these modes is efficient and effective the role of intermodal terminals in sustaining the distribution systems becomes more prominent. Using both primary and secondary data, this paper provides an analysis of the trends in the Australian rail freight task and evaluates the current infrastructure in terms of capacity and efficiency to accommodate this trend, particularly in different submarkets. This detailed understanding is a key facilitator for policy makers and freight operators to better utilise the available resources, as well as informed planning decisions for sustainable infrastructure developments.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:rail freight, intermodal transport, port and terminal management
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation, logistics and supply chains
Research Field:Transportation, logistics and supply chains not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Other transport
Objective Field:Other transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ghaderi, H (Mr Hadi Ghaderi)
UTAS Author:Cahoon, S (Associate Professor Stephen Cahoon)
UTAS Author:Nguyen, H-O (Associate Professor Oanh Nguyen)
ID Code:118779
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-07-19
Last Modified:2017-10-20

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