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Trucking Industry Perceptions of Congestion Problems and Potential Solutions to Container Transportation in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.author Edirisinghe, Lalith
dc.contributor.author Zhihong, Jin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-05T14:18:13Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-05T14:18:13Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1611
dc.description article full text en_US
dc.description.abstract Inland Container transportation is coordinated and interacted between port terminals, Container Freight Stations, exporters, consignees, clearing agents, freight forwarders and primarily container transport companies. The key objectives of the study were to reveal the perception of container transportation industrialists with respect to road Congestion problems in Sri Lanka; and propose recommendations to improve the intermodal freight transportation.Therefore the factors that make an impact on road congestion namely, Road; Timing; Human; Vehicle; and Weather were examined. It was revealed from the study that the congestion experienced by trucking companies is considerable thus congestion mitigation measures are needed especially in the urban areas. Better coordinating of traffic Signals and implementing effective system to attend emergency crews in clearing accidents should be implemented. Visibility in the system with respect to customs and other border management agencies in order to install electronic clearance stations at international border crossings would be essential. Further research on dedicating a single lane to truck traffic, having truck-only lanes on some surface streets; truck-only streets for access to ports, rail terminals, and airports; Eliminating some on-street parking during certain periods would be necessary prior implementation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject congestion en_US
dc.subject containers en_US
dc.subject transport en_US
dc.subject trucking en_US
dc.subject intermodal en_US
dc.subject freight en_US
dc.title Trucking Industry Perceptions of Congestion Problems and Potential Solutions to Container Transportation in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Edirisinghe, L. (2014) ‘Trucking Industry Perceptions of Congestion Problems and Potential Solutions to Container Transportation in Sri Lanka’, in KDU International Research Symposium Proceedings. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, pp. 172–180. Available at: http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1611.
dc.identifier.journal KDU IRC en_US
dc.identifier.issue FOMSH en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 172-180 en_US


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