Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
International Transportation & Logistics
River-sea transport is a kind of intramodal transport and stands for the transport with both inland river and sea routes. River-sea transport is a practical task, being used overseas and within China broadly. The dissertation is a study of one of these, River-sea transport for the Heilong River. It starts with looking at basic theories on intermodal and intramodal. An overview of the notion of river-sea transport and its position in the field of integrated transport is provided. Practical cases on river-sea transport within China and overseas are summarized and analyzed systematically. Indicate that some successful experiences can be used for reference on River-sea transport for the Heilong River. The Heilong River is in crucial geographical location, which is a boundary river between China and Russia. Developing river-sea transport is significant to trade, transport and logistics. It is noteworthy and has superiority in certain situation. River-sea transport for the Heilong River has large potential to develop not only because there has support of government but also has demand of internal and international trade. Recent years, River-sea transport for the Heilong River has already obtained some achievements, but it just in beginning and some problems needed to be settled. General situation of the Heilong River shipping as well as actuality and prospect of v River-sea transport for the Heilong River are examined in contextual detail. It does research on necessity, significance and finds new shipping lines for River-sea transport for the Heilong River and puts forwards some ideas and possible ways to solve problems in course of developing River-sea transport for the Heilong River to reach a large-scale. The concluding chapters give a number of recommendations concerning the need for further investigation in the subject.