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.Neither the tractive unit nor the driver travels on the train, the unaccompanied semi-trailer being picked up from a rail terminal at the other end of the ... of switching long-haul freight from road to rail, and a number of major studies have been carried out in connection with its potential development. ... platform clearance for the passage of normal height semi-trailers and 9-foot 6-inch-high ISO containers.
|Title||:||Intermodal Freight Transport|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2006-08-11|