This book provides an introduction to the whole concept of intermodal freight transport, the means of delivering goods using two or more transport modes, recounting both European experience and UK developments and reporting on the extensive political influences on this form of transport. This is placed into context with reference to developments in North America and Asia.
Detailed explanations are given of the road and rail vehicles, the loading units and the transfer equipment used in such operations. In particular, the role of the Channel Tunnel in the development of long-haul combined transport operations between the UK and Europe is considered.
* Gain knowledge from a leading industry expert with over 40 years of transport experience
* Addresses important topics such as environmental, international, and safety issues in intermodal freight transport
* Provides a glossary of terms
Transport operators, managers, planners, students and academics of logistics and transport
'This is an extremely comprehensive compendium of information, both historical and current, that deals with all aspects of intermodal transport in a most informative way.
The parts of the book that deal with rail-freight operations are a mine of useful information on the various technical developments that have occurred in rail transport in the recent past...'
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