Modeling the Economics of Rail Terminal Operations in Grain Transportation: A Brazilian Case Study
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Publisher:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics
Series/Report no.:Ohio State University. Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology. ESO (Economics and Sociology Occasional Paper). No. 426
Transportation costs are decomposed into line-haul costs and terminal costs. Physical handling efficiency at terminals decreases overall transportation costs and augments service capacity. A capacitated network model is used to apply this general concept to rail transportation bottlenecks on a Brazilian export corridor.