volume 1, issue 1, P76-87 2016
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-03-2016-0001
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Dong Yang, Jinxian Weng, Jia Hu

Abstract: Purpose-Shaanxi, Shanxi province and Inner Mongolia in north China are the nation's leading producers of coal. In the past decades, a huge amount of coal has been transported from these areas to the central and south China via ports in Hebei Province and Port of Tianjin. Traditionally, coal is transported in bulk shipment. However, in recent years, an interesting phenomenon is that the lump coal is sorted out in the north and then moved in containers to the south. This paper aims to ascertain whether the coal …

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