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Inland Waterways Transportation in India: Understanding and Meeting shipper's Services Requirements
Aditya Gupta

Title Inland Waterways Transportation in India: Understanding and Meeting shipper's Services Requirements
Author's Details
Author/s Aditya Gupta
Research Scholar, College of Management and Economic Studies, University of Petroleum Energy Studies, Dehradun, India
Email: aditya.gupta@driveindia.co.in
Phone: 9289123456


Abstract After Raw Materials, Transportation is the single largest component of cost for any company. Transportation is key to existence of any organisation as it delivers the product in the hands of final customer. Supply Chain Managers have to do a fine balance between cost of transportation and service levels. One of the important decisions in transportation is selection of mode of transportation. Inland Waterways transportation (IWT) is the mode of transportation, within a country, where cargo is moved over rivers and canals. As compared to Road and Rail, IWT is more fuel efficient, environment friendly, less capital intensive, safe and possess least external costs. In spite of carrying several advantages and being recurrently used in several countries, the spread of IWT in India is extremely poor. IWT does not contribute even 0.5 per cent of the total Indian freight transportation. This paper attempts to understand the Indian shipper's transportation service requirements and various factors which influence his choice of mode and how IWT in India can realign itself to meet these requirements. The paper provides some of the recommendations for IWT sector to evolve to meet the shipper's service requirements.
Keywords Transportation, Shipper, Inland waterways Transportation, Service requirements
JEL Classification -
Paper Code JCT-A17-AG
Web Address www.jctindia.org/april2017/v12i1-1
Other Links http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:jct:journl:v:12:y:2017:i:1:p:1-10
How to Cite Gupta, Aditya. Inland Waterways Transportation in India: Understanding and Meeting Shipper’s Service Requirements. Journal ofCommerce and Trade April 2017; 12 : 1; Pp. 1–10.
Page No. 1-10
Manuscript Received 12-11-2016
Manuscript Revised 18-2-2017
Accepted 19-3-2017
Published 30-4-2017
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