Evaluation of Turkey’s freight transportation
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KünyeKULELİPAK, B., SENNAROĞLU, B. (2009). Evaluation of Turkey’s freight transportation. In ÖZAYDIN, Ö. (ed.). Proceedings of the International Conference on Prospects for Research in Transport and Logisticson a Regional - Global Perspective. pp. 285-290. İstabnul, Doğuş University.
In this paper freight transportation of Turkey was evaluated according to transport modes. The transport modes analyzed include road, railway and waterway. The objective is to guide policy makers to correctly formulate strategies and make logical investment decisions about freight transportation system. There are freight transportation problems in Turkey because of unbalanced transport mode use resulting from lack of long-run strategic planning and accordingly incorrect investment decisions. The freight transportation of Turkey was evaluated by analyzing the past data. The freight transport data between years 1983 and 2005 for road and railway modes were used to obtain forecasts. The freight transport data of Turkey and European countries as of 2005 were analyzed based on cluster analysis. The suggestions were made in order to get a more balanced freight transportation system in a near future in Turkey.