ABOUT THIS PARAMETER

average freight shipment distance

This parameter refers to the average distance a freight shipment had to travel before it reaches its destination, where it is either further distributed or consumed.

Used to calculate:freight miles by mode

Varies by: freightmode and lifestyle

UsedfreightmodelifestyleReferenceLocation: Ecosystem
(study period)
ValueUnitsNotes
* airplane Average American RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 1304 miles
* airplane Average Earthling RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 1304 miles Due to a lack of global freight data, we have assumed the same value as the average American for this parameter.
* airplane Average New Yorker Bureau of Transportation et. al. 2004 - 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State - New York New York: All (2002) 1661 miles This value represents the average miles per shipment for this freightmode for New York State.
* airplane Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* airplane Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles
* barge Average American RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 520 miles
* barge Average Earthling RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 520 miles Due to a lack of global freight data, we have assumed the same value as the average American for this parameter.
* barge Average New Yorker Bureau of Transportation et. al. 2004 - 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State - New York New York: All (2002) 250 miles This value represents the average miles per shipment for Shallow draft for New York State.
* barge Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 5 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* barge Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles
* bicycle Average American Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0.5 miles
* bicycle Average Earthling Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0.5 miles
* bicycle Average New Yorker Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0.5 miles
* bicycle Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0.5 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* bicycle Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles
* pipeline Average American BTS 2004- Freight Shipments in America US: all () 455 miles This value is the average length of haul (miles per ton) of pipeline in the United States in 2002.
* pipeline Average Earthling BTS 2004- Freight Shipments in America US: all () 455 miles Due to a lack of global freight data, we have assumed the same value as the average American for this parameter. This value is the average length of haul (miles per ton) of pipeline in 2002.
* pipeline Average New Yorker BTS 2004- Freight Shipments in America US: all () 455 miles Due to a lack of information we have assumed to same value for Average New Yorker as for Average American. This value is the average length of haul (miles per ton) of pipeline in the United States in 2002.
* pipeline Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* pipeline Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles
* train Average American RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 728 miles
* train Average Earthling RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 728 miles Due to a lack of global freight data, we have assumed the same value as the average American for this parameter.
* train Average New Yorker Bureau of Transportation et. al. 2004 - 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State - New York New York: All (2002) 149 miles This value represents the average miles per shipment for this freightmode for New York State.
* train Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 5 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* train Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles
* truck Average American RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 206 miles
* truck Average Earthling RITA et al. 2009 Commodity Flow Survey: 2007 US: All (2007) 206 miles Due to a lack of global freight data, we have assumed the same value as the average American for this parameter.
* truck Average New Yorker Bureau of Transportation et. al. 2004 - 2002 Commodity Flow Survey State - New York New York: All (2002) 149 miles This value represents the average miles per shipment for this freightmode for New York State.
* truck Eco-conscious Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles We have assumed that this lifestyle only uses bikes, trains, and barges as freight modes because in general they are more environmental friendly ways of moving freight compared to trucks, pipelines, and airplanes. We have also assumed that this lifestyle would have small freight shipment distance in order to keep their environmental impact low. We have assumed that the average shipment distances for trains and barges is 5 miles and the average shipment distance for bikes is 0.5 miles.
* truck Lenape Person Assumed New York City: Urban Area () 0 miles

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