Transport Management

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AN ASSIGNMENT ON TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

BY

ADERIBIGBE OLUBISI GEORGE

SUBMITTED IN FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR PROFFESIONAL
DIPLOMA IN LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

TO NIIT, ZARIA

OCTOBE, 2010

Contents
Assignment number one
Different types of transport carriers with example of each and companies that engage the carrier. •Economic and service characteristics of different modes of transport. •Physical characteristics of different modes of transport. •What are transport brokers or transportation brokers?

Criteria for selection process in choosing a peculiar mode of transport for effective and efficient service delivery. Assignment number two
State the full meaning and explain these terms used in Incoterms. •CIF
FOB
C&F
EX-QUAY
EX-WORK
FOR
EX-SHIP
FAS
FCA
CPT
CIP
DAF
DEQ
Assignment number three
Explain using diagram the differences between piggyback and fishy back. Assignment number four
What is the relevance of intermodal transport to logistics and economic development of Nigeria? References

Assignment number one
(A) Different types of transport carriers with example of each and companies that engage the carrier. Transport carriers are persons or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages from one place to the other at an agreed price, time and conditions. In logistics and supply, transport is very important as raw materials needed for production as well as finished goods must be transported to the company and final consumers respectively. Logisticians deemed it fit to contract this transport aspect of supply chain to third parties: some individuals or firms to up this enormous task of movement of goods and services. In legal terms there are 3 types of carriers: common carriers, contract carriers and private carriers. A common carrier transports the goods of any shipper wishing to make use of its services. •Common carriers

Contract carriers
Private carriers
Common carriers
This is a duly registered and authorized carrier which offers its services to any shipper or company to transport their products or goods between designated points at published rates. This type of carrier enjoys flexibility with respect to market entry, routing and pricing because it offers its services to the general public without discrimination as long as they have the capacity to do the business. A good example of this type of carrier is Young Shall Grow Motors which is used by the general public for transporting goods and human. Contract carriers

A contract carrier makes agreements with one or more shippers to haul goods, sometimes over specific routes, and usually for a given period of time. The possible variations in such contractual arrangements are limited only by the needs of the respective parties and their ingenuity in drawing up a contract. For example, FEDEX UPS. Private carriers

A private carrier is one that transports its own goods. Farmers transporting their own grain, logging companies transporting their own logs and manufacturers transporting some of their raw materials and semi finished products are examples of private carriers. It is generally not for hire and is not subject federal economic regulation. In this case, a firm or individual is providing transportation for just about anybody that is willing to make an offer which is suitable to the carrier for the movement of goods or services/ human between designations. Pricing depends on the negotiation power of the company or individual that engages the carrier in business. Taxis or cabs are good examples.

(B) Economic and service characteristics of different modes of transport The economic and service characteristics of different modes of transport i.e. rail, air, water and pipeline can be summarized diagrammatically as below: ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
ROADRAILAIRWATERPIPELINE
CostMODERATELOWEXPENSIVELOWLOW
Market coverage...
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