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Title: Modelling corridor networks in intermodal barge transport
Authors: CARIS, An
Macharis, Cathy
Issue Date: 2010
Citation: 12th World Conference on Transportation Research Society: General Proceedings.
Abstract: In this paper the design of the service network in intermodal barge transport is studied. The network of inland barge terminals is modeled to demonstrate potential cooperations in a corridor network. Cooperation between inland terminals leads to bundling of freight flows in the hinterland of major ports. A service network design methodology for intermodal barge transport is developed and applied to the hinterland network of the port of Antwerp in Belgium. Selected cooperation schemes are simulated by means of a discrete event simulation model for intermodal barge transport and compared with simulation results of bundling in the port area. Cooperation between inland terminals offers an opportunity to attain economies of scale, but may not be perceived as a sole solution for reducing waiting times of inland barges at sea terminals. A combination of bundling measures in the port area and in the hinterland may be necessary to improve the intermodal transport chain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11578
ISBN: World Conference on Transportation Research
Category: C1
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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