Abstract:This paper is aimed at analyzing freight modal shift with respect to different policies that have been adopted by various government agencies so as to realize freight modal shift and also the different models that have been developed to evaluate and to ensure this modal shift. Some few models were reviewed and their approach and results were analyzed. Recent concerns have been raised that some modes of freight transport have become less environmental friendly hence the urgent need for a modal shift which has led to freight modal modelling and adoption of policies so as to realize this goal.
Keywords:Freight mode shift, Model, Transport modes, Road, Rail, Inland waterways, Subsidy policy. Title:FREIGHT MODAL SHIFT MODELS ANALYSIS Author:Che Kingsley Chenikwi, Mbakop Biami Kevin Ariane ISSN 2394-9716 International Journal of Novel Research in Interdisciplinary Studies Novelty Journals
Abstract:Transportation continues to play a major role in the supply chain, as it enables goods to be moved from where they are less desirable to where they are more desirable. A good transport network together with a dry port would bring about economic growth and development in the hinterland. This paper is centered on the Douala – Ndjamena transit corridor in Cameroon. The objective is to situate a dry port along the corridor, using the weighted scoring model, which would facilitate the flow of goods along the corridor. The chosen sites are Edea, Ngaoundere, Maroua and Garoua. The researchers used five selection criteria which are; economic factors, potential of encouraging modal shift, proximity to market, environmental factors and nearness to the port of Douala. In the researchers’ analysis, Ngaoundere was the best location to situate the dry port.
Keywords:Dry port, Supply Chain Management, Modal Shift, Road Transport, Rail-road Transport. Title:Dry Port Location along the Douala – Ndjamena Corridor Author:Agbasi Gideon Monortey, Fomukong Terence Soh ISSN 2394-9716 International Journal of Novel Research in Interdisciplinary Studies Novelty Journals