Development of Asia-Europe Rail Container Transport Through Block-trains: Northern Corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway, 1999

Development of Asia-Europe Rail Container Transport Through Block-trains: Northern Corridor of the Trans-Asian Railway, 1999

Date: 
Friday, January 1, 1999
Type: 
Books
Abstract

With the globalization of markets, the need for efficient and reliable international transport routes and networks has become more significant. Their development requires creating new infrastructure, or upgrading existing national and international infrastructures to accommodate the increase in traffic volumes. This publication examines routes and networks, container traffic, distribution of volumes, and the commitment to rail and ocean carriers. It serves as a guideline for countries to perceive the benefits gained from the development of efficient rail services along the routes constituting the Trans-Asian Railway Northern Corridor. It highlights components of services that should receive specific attention for services to attract shippers and secure their loyalty. It is also focused on developing international railway route and land-bridge decisions.

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