Comparing Types of Transportation Methods

Transportation methods of goods in the domestic and international trade is one of the most important pillars of business affairs. There are many different ways for domestic and international transportation, in order to understand them and choose the best possible way, we compare these different ways in the table below.

Comparing Types of Transportation Methods
case comparison Road transportation Railroad transportation Air transportation Maritime transportation
Road transportation * Higher displacement speed
* Better access to supply and demand points
* Variety of transportation vehicles
* Flexible routes and shipping times
* Fewer initial investment costs
* Suitable for short distances
* Variety of transportation vehicles
* Better access to supply and demand points
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
* More intermodal mobility
* Flexible routes and shipping times
* Fewer initial investment costs
* Suitable for short distances
* Variety of transportation vehicles
* Higher displacement speed
* Better access to supply and demand points
* Flexible routes and shipping times
* Fewer initial investment costs
* Suitable for short distances
Railroad transportation * Less fuel consumption
* Higher carrying safety
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
* Less air pollution
* Less land occupancy for the construction of lines
* Ease the capacity of the system
* Higher reliability
* Dependence less on weather conditions
* Less pollution of the environment
* Better access to supply and demand points
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
* More intermodal mobility
* Higher reliability
* Less fuel consumption
* Dependence less on weather conditions
* Less pollution of the environment
* Higher displacement speed
* Better access to supply and demand points
* Higher reliability
* Dependence less on weather conditions
Air transportation * High speed transportation
* No need to build a physical network
* Better for longer distances
* High speed transportation
* No need to build a physical network
* Better for longer distances
* High speed transportation
Maritime transportation * No need to build a physical network
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
*Better for longer distances
* Less capital
* Less air pollution
* Less fuel consumption
* Higher carrying safety
* Low maintenance fee
* No need to build a physical network
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
*Better for longer distances
* Less capital
* Less pollution of the environment
* Low maintenance fee
* Variety of transportation vehicles
* Clients have better access to supply and demand points
* Lower cost of transportation
* More displacement capacity
* More intermodal mobility
*Better for longer distances
* Need less investment
* Less fuel consumption
* Low maintenance fee
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