Chapter 5.6 (Intermodal transportation) updated

A comprehensive overview of intermodalism and the role of the container as a transport, production and distribution unit. Much of what constitutes international trade and global supply chains have been made possible by containerization. 5.6 – Intermodal Transportation and Containerization | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Chapter 5.4 (Maritime transportation) updated

Provides an overview of the geography of maritime shipping with the latest information available. 5.4 – Maritime Transportation | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org) The maritime transportation sector is extensively discussed in Port Economics, Management and Policy.

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Chapter 5.3 (Rail transportation) updated

A comprehensive review of the material, including the development of intermodal and high-speed rail networks. There is also a section on pipelines. 5.3 – Rail Transportation and Pipelines | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Chapter 5.1 (Transportation modes) updated

Covers a basic introduction to transportation modes and the concepts of modal competition and modal shift. Passenger and freight transportation often compete over the same road infrastructures. A trend has been to separate passenger and freight modes. 5.1 – Transportation Modes, Modal Competition and Modal Shift | The Geography of

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Chapter 4.4 (Transportation, sustainability and decarbonization) update

An overview of the concept of sustainable transportation and the complexity of its conceptualization and implementation. Decarbonization is the outcome of the evolution of sustainability into a more practical field of application. 4.4 – Transportation, Sustainability and Decarbonization | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Chapter 4.3 (Environmental footprint of transportation) updated

An analysis of the physical footprint of transportation systems and their environmental impacts, including modes and terminals. 4.3 – The Environmental Footprint of Transportation | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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The concept of inventory in transit at freight terminals

Freight terminals are not only responsible to transfer goods from one mode to another, but also hold a large quantity of cargo that can be considered in transit, but at the terminal. Inventory in Transit at Freight Terminals | The Geography of Transport Systems (transportgeography.org)

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Geography of Transport Systems (6th Edition – 2023)

Earlier this week I signed with the editor (Routledge) the contract for the 6th edition of the geography of transport systems. DIfficult to believe that I initiated this web site project about 25 years ago. In 2006, the first edition was published and a new edition gets published every three

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