Transport Nodal System

Adolf Koi Yu Ng, Changmin Jiang, Paul D. Larson, Barry E. Prentice, David Timothy Duval

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There is growing academic and practitioner interest in sustainability across the supply chain, including at transport nodes. This chapter develops a definition of supply chain sustain-ability, adopting a broad supply chain concept and a perspective of sustainability spanning four dimensions: economic, environmental, social and cultural. Sustainable supply chain thinking is applied to the context of transport nodes, which a special emphasis on “inland ports.” Several cases of sustainability initiatives at existing inland ports serve as examples of what is possible. Promotion of inland ports is a cross-cutting theme, since supply chain sustainability initiatives tend to involve customers—and alter the traditional cost/service trade-off in logistics.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Number of pages192
ISBN (Print)9780128110676
ISBN (Electronic)9780128110683
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeC1 Scientific book


  • 999 Others
  • inland ports
  • supply chain
  • sustainability
  • transport nodes
  • western Canada
  • 512 Business and Management


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