What kind of freight transport? A new evaluation of the market demand
Type de document
COMMUNICATION AVEC ACTES INTERNATIONAL (ACTI)
Résumé / Abstract
The study examines the freight market according to the characteristics of the shippers and their constraints of production and distribution. It proposes a new evaluation of the transport using both the tonnage and the number of shipments. The results obtained illustrate the diversity of the transport and highlight sectorial logistics pratices. They point out the large number of very small shipments masked by usual statistics and show how the annual number of shipments can explain the modal choice of the firms.