1980-09-01

Proposed Gander/Mainland Canada Air Cargo Bridge 801073

The feasibility of developing a containerized combination air/truck freight distribution system linking mainland Canada and the island province of Newfoundland is examined in this report.The viable components of the operation consist of; a truck pick-up and distribution system linking the shipper/consignee to the air cargo terminals, either a combination “full service” or a container terminal at the airports, and a fleet combination of B-747F and L-100 air freighters carrying truck/air intermodal 8′ ×8′ ×10′ and 20′ containers. On the Island, one central distribution point at Gander, is located approximately at mid point on the Island's 500 mile long central highway. Here a combination air/truck terminal is developed. The trucks pick-up and deliver cargo along the highway serving approximately 90% of the Island's population with a next day delivery service.The proposed new service can be profitable charging trucking rates.

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