The multimodal transport analysis for project logistics: Export of Indonesia’s train manufacturer

Oktaviani Turbaningsih*, IGN Sumanta Buana, Hasan Iqbal Nur, Amallia Pertiwi

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 To compete in the international market, the country with a competitive advantage in the heavy manufacturing industry should increase their logistics efficiency. This paper aims to contribute to the optimisation model for project logistics and proposes the improvement strategy for multimodal transport, especially for project logistics cargo. Mixed-method research consisted of a qualitative study to observe the main criteria for transport analysis and perform a case analysis. In the study case about multimodal transport analysis for exporting 250 units of railway carriages from Indonesia's manufacturer to Chittagong Port, the optimum cost obtained based on a combination of the single -12 multi axle-line trailer and General Cargo Vessel 28000 DWT with the unit cost US$16,700 per carriages and total shipping duration of 142 days. The multimodal strategies are more complex than unimodal transport that involve suppliers, management, logistics function improvement, and lean transport management adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2095081
JournalCogent Social Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • bilateral trade
  • infrastructure
  • multimodal transport
  • multimodal transport
  • project cargo
  • project logistics


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