THE POSSIBILITY OF TRANSPORTATION OF OVERSIZED ITEMS

1 BÍNOVÁ Helena
Co-authors:
2 ENDRIZALOVÁ Eva
Institution:
1 Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Transportation Sciences, Czech Republic, EU, binova@fd.cvut.cz, endrizalova@fd.cvut.cz
Conference:
Carpathian Logistics Congress, Hotel Tatra, Zakopane, Poland, EU, November 28th - 30th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
238-250
ISBN:
978-80-87294-76-5
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
30th October 2017
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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Abstract

The Czech Republic has been historically a major producer of engineering products that includes unique products, although their size usually exceeds standard dimensions or weight. These types of products have high value added and are important for export. In the heavy machinery it is e.g. mining and metallurgical equipment, and other components for installation of turn-key investment units. So called light engineering also produces machinery and equipment, which can be categorized as oversized items. Locations with manufacturing plants that produce products for the chemical, energy and also the automotive industry are located all over the Czech Republic. Important areas of production are especially the Ostrava Region, the Pilsen Region, The Central Bohemia Region, the Usti Region and also the South Moravian Region. The transportation of these oversized items is from logistical, transportation and organizational point of view such a complicated process into where not only a manufacturer and a carrier enter. Also relevant government authorities and other organizations are having high influence. Although the transportation of oversized items is only a small part of the total volume of traffic to and from the Czech Republic, it is a very important part, specifically for export. It is necessary to pay a special attention to this type of transportation also in terms of possibility of using different transportation modes.

Keywords: Oversized item, waterways transport, air transport

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