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Author Aratani, Taro
Affiliation National Maritime Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation, Japan Shinkawa 6-38-1, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-0004, Japan Member of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies
Author Sato, Keiji
Affiliation National Maritime Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation, Japan Shinkawa 6-38-1, Mitaka, Tokyo, 181-0004, Japan
E-mail sato-k@nmri.go.jp
ISSN printed 1733-8670
URI http://repository.am.szczecin.pl/handle/123456789/2475
Abstract In Japan, it is becoming difficult to move freight long distances using only trucks, owing to a shortage in truck drivers. In this context, there is a tendency to also actively utilize ferries or roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships. Intermodal freight transport uses two or more suitable modes of transport from the origin of goods to the destination. In order to promote intermodal freight transport, it is necessary to analyze factors such as the characteristics of transported goods, transportation services and fares, and lot sizes. In this study, we focused on ferries and RORO ships in Japan, and attempted to identify cargoes transported using different modes of transport, based on the net freight flow census. In conclusion, high volumes of “agricultural and fishery products,” “metal machinery,” “chemical industrial,” “light industrial,” and “miscellaneous manufacturing products” can be transported using ferries or RORO ships. Specifically, there is a tendency that products are segregated by transportation mode such as a truck, or a ferry and a RORO ship.
Pages 95–102
Publisher Scientific Journals Maritime University of Szczecin, Zeszyty Naukowe Akademia Morska w Szczecinie
Keywords intermodal freight transport
Keywords ferry
Keywords RORO ship
Keywords the net freight flow census
Keywords transported goods
Keywords transportation services
Title Possibility of intermodal freight transport using ferry and RORO ships in Japan
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ISSN on-line 2392-0378
Language English
Funding No data
Figures 15
Tables 1
DOI 10.17402/290
Published 2018-06-27
Accepted 2018-06-11
Recieved 2017-10-24


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