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Study On The Possibility Of Inland Waterway Transport On The Ishikari River

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MT030221

Volume

68

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

524.04 kb

Author(s)

K. Takahashi, N. Usami, T. Shibata, T. Terashima, N. Otsuka & H. Saeki

Abstract

Study on the possibility of inland waterway transport on the Ishikari river K. ~akahashi', N. ~sami', T. ~hibata', T. eras hi ma^, N. 0tsuka3 & H. saeki4 I Cold Region Port and Harbor Research Center, Japan. 2 Kumashiro System Frontier Co., Ltd. Japan. 3~orth Japan Port Consultants Co., Ltd. Japan. 4 Hokkaido University, Japan. Abstract Most Japanese rivers have steep gradients and experience large seasonal flow variations. Due to these topographical characteristics, Japanese rivers are not typically used for inland waterway transport. However, the gentle gradient found throughout the middle and lower reaches of Hokkaido's Ishikari River, Japan's third longest river and second largest in terms of basin area, gives the Ishikari River potential as an avenue for inland transport. Large cities dot the Ishikari River basin, but despite this, logistics based on inland waterway transport have not developed in Hokkaido. Instead, these basin cities generally rely on trucks to move goods to and from ne

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