# ROAD AND RAIL CARGO MANAGEMENT (BUSS-B 3003)

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Instructions to Student
<General Instructions/information for the students for completing the assignment>

Module Learning Outcomes
The following LOs are achieved by the student by completing the assignment successfully
On completing this module, the student will be able to
1. Compare between rail and road in practical situations and suggest the appropriate mode
of transportation.
2. Calculate all different kind of ETO’s related to rail/road plus storage.
Assignment Objective
Aim of the Assignment is to check if students understand the ETO related to rail and storage. The students
will be checked their understanding on the calculation of train requirements. It also assists in checking the
understanding of the practical situations in the modes of transportations.
1.You want to transport 100.000 tons of granulate from Muscat to Salalah.
The product has a S.G. of 0,4
The internal measures of the 30ft containers are:
Length: 29’6”

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Width: 8’1”
Height: 9’2”
Occupation degree is 95%
Weight of the container is 3 tons.
Max. Payload of the container is 32 tons.
Max. Weight of the train is 1800 tons.
Length of the train is not relevant.
We will use 4-axle SGNS wagons with a tare of 20 tons each.
The capacity of a SGNS wagon is 60ft.
a) How many containers do we have to transport? (30 marks)
b) How many containers fit on a train? (10 marks)
c) How many trains do we have to run? ( 10marks)
2. There is a consignment of 100 000 tonnes of soda ash light from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to
Salalah in Oman. There are two options to be considered: Rail and Road and Road. Answer the
following sections:
a) Choose one mode of transport and explain the reasons why you have considered this mode of
transport. (20 marks)
b) Explain five advantages and five disadvantages for choosing that mode of transport giving
practical examples. (20 marks)
Evaluation Criteria

Rules & Regulations:

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Guidelines:

Important Policies to be followed
MEC upholds the spirit of academic integrity in all forms of academic work and any form of violation
of academic integrity shall invite severe penalty. Any benefit obtained by indulging in the act of
violation of academic integrity shall be cancelled.
All cases of violation of academic integrity on the part of the student shall fall under any of the below
mentioned categories:
1. Plagiarism
2. Malpractice
3. Ghost Writing
4. Collusion
5. Other cases
If the student fails a module and has a proven case of academic integrity violation in this module, the
student is required to re-register the module. This is applicable to first and second offenders of
plagiarism.
1. Plagiarism
A. First offence of plagiarism
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I. If a student is caught first time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study in
any assignment other than project work, the student will be allowed to re-submit the
assignment once, within a maximum period of one week. However, a penalty of
deduction of 25% of the marks obtained for the resubmitted work will be imposed.

awarded a zero mark. Re-submission of the work beyond the maximum period of one
week will not be accepted and the assessment will be awarded a zero mark.
B. Second offence of plagiarism
If any student is caught second time in an act of plagiarism during his/her course of study (in a
subsequent semester), the student will directly be awarded zero for the work in which plagiarism
is detected. In such cases, the student will not be allowed to resubmit the work. A warning of
suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign an undertaking and undergo counselling
session in such cases.
2. Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
A. First offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
If a student is caught in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for an assessment
component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student shall fail the module
and shall be required to re-register the module
B. Second Offence of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion
If a student is caught a second time in an act of Malpractice/Ghostwriting/Collusion for
an assessment component irrespective of coursework or end semester, the student
shall fail the module. A warning of suspension shall be issued, and student has to sign
an undertaking and undergo counselling session in such cases.
3. Third Offence of Academic Integrity Violation
If a student is caught a third time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment
component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student
shall fail the module and also shall be suspended for one semester from the College, as
recommended by institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic
Affairs.
4. Fourth Offence of Academic Integrity Violation:
If a student is caught a fourth time in an act of Academic Integrity Violation for an assessment
component irrespective of coursework or end semester (in a subsequent semester), the student shall
fail the module and also shall be expelled from the College, as recommended by institutional level
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5. Other cases
If a student commits an act of academic integrity violation as per the definition of “other cases”
mentioned in the previous section or of a different nature, student’s case shall be forwarded to an
institutional level academic committee, Chaired by the Associate Dean, Academic Affairs. The
committee shall investigate the case by means of a viva and/or a disciplinary hearing and shall take
appropriate decision. The penalty that can be granted to a proven case of academic integrity violation
which falls in this category of “other cases” can be a warning/component zero/ module
fail/suspension/expulsion depending on the nature and gravity of the offence.
6. Types/Variations of Cases:

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