Along with the improvement of political relations between China, Japan and Korea in Northeast Asia, its economic exchange has been increasing rapidly.
In particular, China is being facilitated the expansion of logistics infrastructure and the efficiency of transportation system such as harbors, railroads, roads for strengthening and integration in connection with economic zone. In addition, Korea and Japan are being also facilitated streamling logistic system like the expansion of logistics infrastructure and computerizing harbor service in order to fulfill swift, seamless logistic system.
However intra-trade in Northeast Asia has depended on transportation by sea and air due to break off with inland transportation network, the infrastructure of the harbors and airports has not been enough to handle dramatically increasing trading volume and passengers.
The construction of the intercontinental logistic network that can resolve these problems is much possible through the works of the rail and road link between South and North by recent South-North economic cooperation.
By Facilitating the development of sea-land intermodal transportation network through efficient connection oriented Korean peninsula, it would be able to piece out and replace inter Northeast asia logistic network centering around marine.
In order to support the expansion of economic exchange among the countries in Northeast asia, it is required to build efficient logistic network which is able to reduce transportation cost and time.
Consequently, this study suggested competitive of intermodal transportation network utilized TKR, at the connection of TKR that could be built transportation networks among Korea, three provinces in northeast China(Jilin, Liaonig, Heilongjiang) and Japan cities by analyzing transportation cost and time in every each route.