n Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Inland intermodal terminals and freight logistics hubs : transportation engineering

Volume 21, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Transport planning and land use management are intricately engaged in the spatial design of nodes and links from origin to destination in the supply chain. Martin Christopher (1) states that leading companies are aware that the real competition is not between companies, but rather between supply chains. Thus location and modal links to and from intermodal nodes are critical components in ensuring that the overall logistics costs are minimised in the supply chain and the node itself becomes a long-term viable and sustainable economic development.

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