AN ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF UNIT-TRAIN FACILITY INVESTMENT

Country elevators competed chiefly through increased efficiency in grain handling and transportation. The development by the railroads of more favorable rates for multi-car shipments (unit train) has led grain cooperatives and other agribusiness firms to invest in high speed rail load out facilities. In this study the feasibility of an investment in a unit-train load out facility is analyzed. The impact of grain through put volume, unit rate transportation savings, discount rates, and grain-cleaning costs is also determined.


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Issue Date:
2004
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/34748
Total Pages:
14
Series Statement:
Selected Paper




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