Economic Analysis on Transshipment and the Gauge-Adjustable System for Trans-Continental Container Transportation

대륙연계 컨테이너 수송을 위한 환적방식과 궤간가변방식의 경제성 비교

  • Chung, Kwang Woo (Department of Railroad Operation System Engineering, Korea National University of Transportation)
  • Received : 2014.08.20
  • Accepted : 2014.09.18
  • Published : 2014.10.31


With a view to the commercialization of the Korean automatic variable-gauge bogie in the Eurasia railway system, the aim of this research was to perform an economic analysis concerning the possible introduction and operation of this bogie at the present time. For this purpose, we compared the possible types of freight connection service for container transportation, transshipment and the gauge-adjustable system, estimating the total life-cycle cost (LCC) incurred by each system, depending on type and quantity, over the whole process of acquisition, operation, maintenance and disposal. Based on this, we presented a case-by case analysis. Furthermore, in estimating economic feasibility, we analyzed the cost-benefit ratio taking into account not only the objective LCC, but also the reduced time required for the gauge-change and customer convenience. After estimating the LCC and analyzing the cost-benefit ratio of the respective systems, we demonstrated the economic superiority of view of the gauge adjustable system.


Supported by : 한국교통대학교


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