LOGISTICAL MANAGMENT

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LOGISTICAL MANAGMENT

  1. 1. Intermodal transportation<br />There are some common type of multimodal transport which is used in the transportation system, they are:j1] Piggy Back:It is a combination of rail and road. The containers are placed on railway flat-cars and transported by rail from one terminal to another. After reaching the destination terminal, they can be placed on trailers and transported by roads which are also called as TOFC that is Trailer on Flat Car or COFC- Container on Flat Car.The best known and most widely used intermodal system is the trailer on a flatcar (TOFC). Piggyback or trailer – on flatcar is specialized form of containerization in which rail and transport coordinate<br />2] Fishy Back:It is a combination of road and water transport. Fishy back/ train ship/ containership are examples of the oldest mode of the intermodal transport. They utilize waterways, which are one of the least expensive methods for line- haul movement. The fishy back, concepts load a truck trailer, railcar, or container on to ship for the line- haul move.<br /> <br />3] Birdy Back:It is a combination of road and airways and is generally used in International shipments. Local cartage is a vital part of every air movement because air fright must eventually transport from the airport to the final delivery destination. Air- truck movements usually provide service and flexibility comparable to straight motor freight.<br />4] Land Bridge:A variant of this intermodal option is the “LAND BRIDGE” concept, which moves containers by a combination of sea and rail. The land bridge concept is based on the benefit of ocean and rail combination that utilize a single tariff, which is lower than the total cost of the separate rates. The-goods can be transported by water transferring the shipment to surface transport and again finish destination will be placed on a rail car and transported to Chennai from where it will again be loaded on a vessel for transferring to say port Blaire.<br />http://bms.co.in/elements-of-logistics-management-imp-q-bank/<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/37099232/Transportation<br />http://www.scribd.com/doc/36762508/logistics-and-supply-chain-management<br />

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