Establishing A Intermodal Freight Corridor
This research paper is inspired by some our classmate’s work and also the overall trade relation between China and Taiwan. As China’s relevant policy, many Taiwanese companies are now investing in the southwest inland cities of China. Together with the fact that China is now the biggest trading partner of Taiwan together with Taiwan’s industrial layout, it is by interest to investigate the feasibility of building a new transport service from Taiwan directly to southwest China. We focus on introducing an intermodal option to link Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, and Chengdu, the largest city in Sichuan province. Our transshipment port in this project is Xiamen, which is one of the closest ports to Taiwan in China. The main target of this report is the electronics industry and its time sensitive goods associated with these products. Certain market forces are aligned and we believe there is a potential for a profitable trade corridor to be established. Detailed studies on cost analysis, system setup choice, market analysis and overall implementations are drawn to justify our idea and choice of this trade route.
GS Research paper/GM0516 Intermodal Freight Transport