Innovations and Computer-based Support: Illustrated by Five Cases
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 326
Last Page: 331
Publisher Id: TOTJ-12-326
Article History:Received Date: 15/6/2018
Revision Received Date: 26/8/2018
Acceptance Date: 10/9/2018
Electronic publication date: 29/09/2018
Collection year: 2018
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This article discusses four alternative transportation links between China and Europe – the classical sea route through the Suez Canal, the N.S.E. (Artic) train passage through Russia, and ship and train via Genova – in terms of transportation costs, time spent, and reliability.
It is concluded that the classical sea-route via Suez is likely to remain the preferred one for most shippers for a long time, when it comes to its relatively low cost, as well as increasingly improved time feature.