Analysis of Truck Trips Generated from Port Infrastructure Based on Trip Length Distribution

  • S. C. RathodEmail author
  • H. R. Varia
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Intelligent Transportation and Infrastructure book series (LNITI)


Share of transport sector in Indian Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is about 6.4%. Predominantly road infrastructure carries about a share of 5.4% in GDP (Planning commission, of India 2013). There has been an average growth of 8.87% in export cargo and 7.68% in import cargo at Kandla port from 2004–2014 (Rathod and Varia in Freight transport modelling-issues and challenges: a case study of Kandla port, 2016 [1]; Rathod and Varia in Category analysis of truck trips observed at Samakhiyali Check Post, Gujarat, 2016 [2]). In the present paper, an attempt is made to analyze the generated truck trips based on trip length distribution (TLD). TLD is examined based on commodity and tonnage. The data is collected from single point entry and exit of regional area of Kandla port. The analysis depicts variation in terms of trip length and time. A rise is observed due to seasonal variation by 20.61%. Most of the trips observed are in the range of 0–1200 km.


Trip length distribution (TLD) Freight Trip Trip length 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EngineeringR. K. UniversityRajkotIndia
  2. 2.Civil Engineering DepartmentL. D. Engineering CollegeAhmedabadIndia
  3. 3.Tatva Institute of Technological StudiesModasaIndia

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