Operations of Shipping Transport
It is said that transporting goods adds to their cost and not to their value, therefore movement of goods is normally by the cheapest and most suitable method in the given circumstances. This statement does not appear to apply when considering the movement of passengers which clearly demonstrates that the two sectors, whilst similar in so many ways, do differ and it is because they differ that we will examine them separately.
It is important when considering effective and efficient operation that we consider, the correct mode for the commodities and not simply how to ensure the mode we do use is used as effectively as possible. Failure to select the most appropriate mode in the first place