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Title: Corridor network design in hinterland transportation systems
Authors: CARIS, An
Macharis, Cathy
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: SPRINGER
Abstract: In this paper the design of the service network in intermodal barge transport is studied. The network of inland barge terminals is modelled 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 model 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.
Notes: [Caris, An; Janssens, Gerrit K.] Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Caris, An] Res Fdn Flanders FWO, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. [Macharis, Cathy] Vrije Univ Brussel, Dept MOSI Transport & Logist, Management Sch Solvay, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium. an.caris@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13851
DOI: 10.1007/s10696-011-9106-3
ISI #: 000305940300005
ISSN: 1936-6582
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2013
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