North American and European Freight Transportation Systems
The gateways in North America and Europe are designed and function according to their geographic settings. Both continents have similarities in their freight transportation system, yet there are some major differences. This paper examines the gateways and freight transportation systems of North America and Europe. Included, are policies and how they affect the freight transportation systems and the future outlook of the freight transportation systems.
Similarities found in North America and European freight transportation on both continents have sturdy imports of logistics and both have advanced freights distribution systems linking them to global trade flows. However, there are considerable differences remain on the employment of logistical strategy over their respective regions. Europe and North America have different levels of functional division of freight flows. The specialization degree of European gateways in specific foreland regions is lower the in the US. Asian cargos are handled through the Med and Le Havre-Hamburg regions. Cargo goes thou secondary routes from Africa and South America and come in throughout the vast European container port system. The geography of North America has led to an elevated route of specialization among gateways. The majority of Asian cargo is handled in the West Coast port particular Long Beach and Los Angeles. Caribbean cargo finds its avenue to North American thru container port in Florida and Georgia.
North American Transportation
In North America there are huge levels of focused economic activities along east and west coasts with major resourcing and manufacturing in the hinterlands. Gateways have a tendency to be the foremost markets; the east and west coast become major coastal ports with the Gulf coast having a miner part specifically for containers. Commercial aspects have...