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Effact of Port Linkages For Planning A Dry Port (ICD)

While the Porty or Ports of entry and exit may not have a direct bearing on the location and size or even the basic facilities and functions of the dry port , the structural and institutional linkage with one or more ports may have a direct bearing on the marketing of the dry port services and in turn on the future traffic flows through the dry port . The grater the number of port linked to the dry port , the larger would be the likely volumes of traffic ordered . To some extent the cargo for various ports needs to be segregated and in the case of Rail Transport , directional train formation needs to be organized . These aspects may have some bearing on the micro level designing of the layout facilities . Something up , a dry port can be planned on the basis of trade volumes , traffic flows , transport linkages and locational advantages . For trade forecasting both inclusive methods can be used . The intuitive method is based on trend analysis and experiences of the forecaster comb

Comperision of Cargo Aircraft

" type="text/j Aircraft Cargo Volume Cargo Mass Cruise Speed Maximum Range Aircraft Category Airbus A400M - 37,000 kg (82,000 lb) 780 km/h (420 kn; 480 mph) 6,390 km (3,450 nm) Military Airbus 300-600F 115.7 m3 kg ( lbs) km/h ( mph) km (4,000 nm, mi) Commercial Airbus 330-200F 475 m3 70,000 kg (154,000 lb) 871 km/h (537 mph) 7,400 km (4,000 nm, 4,600 mi) Commercial Airbus Beluga 1210 m3 47,000 kg (104,000 lb) - 4,632 km (2500 nm) Commercial Antonov 124 - 150,000 kg (331,000 lb) 800 km/h (430 kn, 490 mph) 5,400 km (2,900 nm, 3,360 mi) Military & Commercial Antonov 225 1,300 m3 (46,000 cu ft) 250,000 kg (551,000 lb) 800 km/h (430 kn, 500 mph) 15,400 km (9,570 mi) Commercial Boeing C-17 Globemaster III m3 ( cu ft) 77,519 kg (170,900 lb) 830 km/h (450 kn, 515 mph) 4,482 km (2,420 nmi, 2,785 mi) Military Boeing 737-700C 107.6 m3 (3,800 cu ft) 18,200 kg (40,000 lb) 931 km/h (503 kn, 578 mph) 5,330 km (2,880

Integreted Logistics Support

In general, ILS plans and directs the identification and development of logistics support and system requirements for military systems, with the goal of creating systems that last longer and require less support, thereby reducing costs and increasing return on investments. ILS therefore, addresses these aspects of supportability not only during acquisition, but also throughout the operational life cycle of the system. The impact of ILS is often measured in terms of metrics such as reliability, availability, maintainability and testability (RAMT), and sometimes System Safety (RAMS). ILS is the integrated planning and action of a number of disciplines in concert with one another to assure system availability. The planning of each element of ILS is ideally developed in coordination with the system engineering effort and with each other. Tradeoffs may be required between elements in order to acquire a system that is: affordable (lowest life cycle cost), operable, supportable

Container Terminal and Container Crane

A container terminal is a facility where cargo containers are transshipped between different transport vehicles, for onward transportation. The transshipment may be between container ships and land vehicles, for example trains or trucks, in which case the terminal is described as a maritime container terminal . Alternatively the transshipment may be between land vehicles, typically between train and truck, in which case the terminal is described as an inland container terminal . Maritime container terminals tend to be part of a larger port, and the biggest maritime container terminals can be found situated around major harbours. Inland container terminals tend to be located in or near major cities, with good rail connections to maritime container terminals. Both maritime and inland container terminals usually provide storage facilities for both loaded and empty containers. Loaded containers are stored for relatively short periods, whilst waiting for onward transportation,

Some Discussion about Container Ship

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Largest ships Ten largest container ship classes, listed by TEU capacity Built Name Class size Maximum TEU 2013 Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller  ? 18,270 2012 CMA CGM Marco Polo 8 16,020 2006 Emma Mærsk 8 15,200–15,550 2009 MSC Danit 7 14,000 2009 MSC Beatrice 7 14,000 2010 MSC Fabiola 7 12,600 2008 CMA CGM Thalassa 2 10,960 2005 Gudrun Mærsk 6 10,150 2002 Clementine Maersk 7 9,600 2006 COSCO Guangzhou 5 9,500 2006 CMA CGM Medea 4 9,415 2003 Axel Mærsk 6 9,310 Economies of scale have dictated an upward trend in sizes of container ships in order to reduce expense. However, there are certain limitations to the size of container ships. Primarily, these are the availability of sufficiently large main engines and the availability of a sufficient number of ports and terminals prepared and equipped to handle ultra-large container ships. Furthermore, the permissible maximum ship dimensions in some of

Procurement in Logistics Management

Procurement is the acquisition of goods, services or works from an external source. It is favourable that the goods, services or works are appropriate and that they are procured at the best possible cost to meet the needs of the purchaser in terms of quality and quantity, time, and location. Corporations and public bodies often define processes intended to promote fair and open competition for their business while minimizing exposure to fraud and collusion Topics Procurement vs acquisition The US Defense Acquisition University (DAU) defines procurement as the act of buying goods and services for the government. DAU defines acquisition as the conceptualization, initiation, design, development, test, contracting, production, deployment, Logistics Support (LS), modification, and disposal of weapons and other systems, supplies, or services (including construction) to satisfy Department of Defense needs, intended for use in or in support of military missions. Acquisition

Containerization and its Issue .

There are five common standard lengths, 20-ft (6.1 m), 40-ft (12.2 m), 45-ft (13.7 m), 48-ft (14.6 m), and 53-ft (16.2 m). United States domestic standard containers are generally 48 ft (15 m) and 53-ft (rail and truck). Container capacity is often expressed in twenty-foot equivalent units ( TEU , or sometimes teu ). An equivalent unit is a measure of containerized cargo capacity equal to one standard 20 ft (length) × 8 ft (width) container. As this is an approximate measure, the height of the box is not considered, for instance the 9 ft 6 in (2.9 m) High cube and the 4-ft 3-in (1.3 m) half height 20 ft (6.1 m) containers are also called one TEU. The maximum gross mass for a 20 ft (6.1 m) dry cargo container is 24,000 kg, and for a 40-ft (including the 2.87 m (9 ft 6 in) high cube container), it is 30,480 kg. Allowing for the tare mass of the container, the maximum payload mass is therefore reduced to approximately 22,000 kg for 20 ft (6.1 m), and 27,000 kg for 40 ft