Document Server@UHasselt >
Research >
Research publications >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21199

Title: Modelling carrier decisions in an activity-based freight transportation framework
Authors: Maes, Tabitha
Advisors: Janssens, Gerrit K.
Bellemans, Tom
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to develop a new freight transportation framework in which the focus lies on the logistic decisions taken by the involved actors. Two main topics can be recognized in this thesis. The first part of this thesis deals with understanding how current freight transportation models work and what their shortcomings are (chapter 2). Based on this analysis a new conceptual freight transportation framework is proposed to fill in the research gaps (chapters 3 and 4). Secondly, the operational decisions of a carrier are formulated as a pickup and delivery selection problem and solved by a heuristic algorithm (chapters 5 and 6). This problem is extended into several alternative problem settings in chapter 7. This final chapter summarizes the main conclusions and indicates opportunities for future research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/21199
Category: T1
Type: Theses and Dissertations
Appears in Collections: PhD theses
Research publications

Files in This Item:

Description SizeFormat
N/A3.18 MBAdobe PDF

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.