American Journal of Transportation and Logistics

Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria- Lessons from Brazil

Review Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Agricultural Aviation a Strategy for Sustainable Food Production in Nigeria - Lessons from Brazil ADENIRAN Adetayo Olaniyia and AKANBI Olawale Mojeedb aDepartment of Transport Management Technology, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria; bDepartment of Animal Production and Health, Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria This paper presents a sweeping comparison of Nigeria and Brazil on their agricultural development performances with emphasis on agricultural aviation. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with 207.7 million people (2017 estimate); whereas Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa with 188.7 million people (2017 estimate). Both countries were known to have good soil which enhances agriculture but at different level of tilling. However, Brazil has outperformed Nigeria most especially in agricultural development with the approach of agricultural aviation, and has earned world status; while Nigeria still struggles with low agricultural productivity with old technological involvement. Brazil has large land mass with over 31% of land used in tilling. This study examines the use of aviation in agriculture which increases the productivity of farm produce in Brazil, and with a view to identifying the lessons for the improvement of agricultural development in Nigeria. This comparative study finds out lessons Nigeria can derive from Brazil in pursuing a sustainable agricultural development through suggestions regarding agricultural aviation. Keywords: Agriculture; Aviation; Development; Brazil; Nigeria ...

Perception of Airport security and safety of international passengers a study Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Nigeria

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Perception of Airport security and safety of international passengers' a study Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Nigeria Adeniyi O Oluwakoya and Seun Ogundipe Department of Transport and Tourism Studies, Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State. Nigeria. There had been an increasing security and safety concerns at international terminals since the September 11 incident in the US. In this regards, most related studies seems to be biased towards the developed economics preparedness to enhance and avert possible disaster encountered at the US. However, with the increasing threat being posed on a daily basis on African international terminal especially the Nigerian airport with the rise of Boko Haram and other emerging insurgents threats. This study seeks to examine the perception of international passenger on the safety and security of the Nigerian airport terminal. The methodology involves both the qualitative and the quantitative methods. The data is analysed with descriptive and inferential statistical analytical techniques. The study reveals there is a significant relationship between airport passenger perception of safety and enhanced security level at the airport. Also the passenger nationality status also influences the level of security procedures at the Murtala Mohammed International airport. Keywords: Airport security and safety, international passengers, Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Nigeria ...

Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Analysis of Road Accidents in Bangladesh Md. Sharif Hossen Department of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Comilla University (CoU), Bangladesh Recently road accidents are regular occurrences in all over the world. With the growth of motorization, urbanization and number of road users, the number of accidents and fatalities on road are increasing with the passage of time. In Bangladesh, thousands of people die every year due to street accidents. Most of the road accidents take place in the urban areas and in the highways. Proper and rational rates of accidents and corresponding trends are required to understand or judge the situation accordingly. In this paper, an investigation has been done to evaluate the rate of road traffic accidents and fatalities trends in terms of total number of accidents per year, and total number of registered vehicles per year using police reported accident data. Here, investigated results show that the proportion of accidents and fatalities from year 2010 to 2016 is approximately 1. It is really alarming situation in Bangladesh for increasing the number of fatalities with the equal number of accidents. Besides, number of fatalities is greater than number of accidents (equal to 2027) in the year 2014. The rate of accident, fatality, injury and causality is increasing in the year from 2014 to 2016 under the calculation of excluding motor cycles compared to including motor cycles. Keywords: road accidents; fatalities; injuries; bangladesh road transport authority; traffic ...

Intermodal Terminal Design for Autonomous Freight Transportation Systems

Research Article of American Journal of Transportation and Logistics Intermodal Terminal Design for Autonomous Freight Transportation Systems Sirwan Shahooei1, Mohammad Najafi2, Siamak Ardekani3, Fateme Rezaeifar4 1 Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 2 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 3 Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington; 4 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington This paper investigates the design and operation of an intermodal terminal for Underground Freight Transportation (UFT) system. UFT is considered as a new mode of freight transportation that uses pipelines for transporting freight between two intermodal terminals. The load size and route length of the UFT system can be variable depending on the purpose and specifications of the project. In this paper two sizes of loads and two route lengths are considered to show that the terminal design and operation are independent from route length and load size. Each UFT route starts at the Port of Houston where shipping container or pallet size loads will be delivered to the UFT system. The short-haul route ends at a proposed intermodal satellite terminal outside Houston and the long-haul route terminates in a proposed intermodal inland port in Dallas. This paper develops inclusive equations to estimate the operational attributes of the UFT intermodal terminal. These attributes include operational headway, system flow, fleet size, and number of handlers/forklifts required in operation of the terminal. Based on the terminal operation requirements, a typical design for a UFT intermodal terminal is presented. In addition, the loading/unloading process and the freight circulation scheme are discussed. Although, this schematic terminal design and operation are for shipping container loads, but the same concept can be applied to smaller scale loads such as pallets. Keywords: Freight Transportation, Intermodal Terminal Design, Freight Pipeline, ...

Professor Dr. Bruce Chien-Ta Ho
Chairman, Institute of Technology Management, Director, Center for Electronic Commerce & Knowledge Economics Research, Institute of Technology Management, National Chung Hsing University

Dr. Akshey Bhargava
Senior Professor, Civil Engineering, Global Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad

Dr. Malgorzata Pankowska
Professor, University of Economics, Department of Informatics, Faculty of Informatics and Communication

Dr. Yas Al-Sultani
Associate Professor, Innovation and Technology Management, Arabian Gulf University

Dr. Rajeev Rathi
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, Lovely Professional University

Dr. Er. Sitesh Kumar Singh
Assistant Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Career Point University

Dr. Rifat Reşatoğlu
Assistant Professor, Near East University

Dr Talha Harcar
Professor of Marketing and International Business, Department of Business Administration, Penn State University, Beaver Campus, Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr. Mark Goh
Professor, National University of Singapore

Dr. Saad Sarsam
Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Baghdad

Dr. P.K.Agarwal
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,MANIT Bhopal

Dr. Md. Mamun Habib
Associate Professor, BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University, Bangladesh; Visiting Scientist, University of Texas – Arlington (UTA), USA

Dr. Eng.Ahmed Kadhim Hussein
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Babylon

Dr. Mohammad Israr 
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sur University College, Sur, Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Harish Nagar
Associate Professor, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Sangam University

Dr. Sirwan Shahooei
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Texas Arlington

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