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MT4101 Intermodal Transportation

[Lecture: 26 hr ; Tutorial: 13 hr ; Lab: 0 hr ; Pre-requisite: Nil ; Academic Unit: 3.0 ]


Learning Objective :

To provide students with an understanding of the development and characteristics of intermodal transportation. At the end of the course, students should gain the basic knowledge and skills to deal with the key challenges faced by commercial intermodal transportation managers.

Course Content :

Concepts and operational specifics of commercial intermodal transportation pertaining to freight movement. Intermodal services, terminals, equipment and information systems. Interactions between individual modes and intermediaries. Advantages and disadvantages of intermodalism. Intermodal operations management. Business strategies for intermodal management.

Course Outline :

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Topic

1

Course orientation and introduction

2

Development and Foundations of Intermodalism

3

Intermodal Movements by Rail and Truck

4

Intermodal Air, Water, and Bridge Services

5

Intermodal Terminals and Equipment

6

Intermodal Transportation of hazardous goods

7

Environmental Issues

8

Intermodal Freight Economics

9

Business Considerations

10

Intermodal operations management

11

Future of Intermodalism

Learning Outcome :

Upon completion of the course, students should have an understanding of the development and characteristics of intermodal transportation as well as the associated commercial and environmental issues. Upon completion of the course, students should be equipped with an understanding of the key intermodal transport modes and the related business considerations that would enable the student to deal with challenges faced by commercial intermodal transportation managers.

Textbooks :

  1. David Lowe (2005). Intermodal Freight Transport. Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.

References :

  1. Gerhardt Muller. (1999). Intermodal Freight Transportation, 4th Edition, Intermodal Association of North America & Eno Transportation Foundation.
  2. Ronald H. Ballou (2003). Business Logistics: Supply Chain Management, 5th edition, Prentice Hall.
  3. Sunil Chopra and Peter Meindl. (2006). Supply Chain Management, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall.​