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The Economics of Jumbo Jets for Freight of Low Density and Low Value
FIRMS TODAY ARE turning more and more to a total cost or logistics view of their distribution operations.
Protective and promotional packaging reduces the shipping density of commodities.
Modal transportation economics become decisive in distribution of low value--low density commodities.
Air freight economics will be significantly affected by the advent of jumbo jet aircraft.
Ground support, and particularly the aircraft-truck interface through terminals, will be a more decisive factor in air freight pricing in the future.
Rate penalties for low density will be triggered at a lower density level and should begin to disappear for distances beyond the normal range of the aircraft.
Wahl, J. and Koonce, J., "The Economics of Jumbo Jets for Freight of Low Density and Low Value," SAE Technical Paper 680512, 1968,
J. C. Wahl, J. M. Koonce
General Mills, Inc.
4th International Forum for Air Cargo
Connectors and terminals
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