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Title: Modelling Complex Intermodal Freight Flows
Authors: CARIS, An 
Macharis, Cathy
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer
Source: Aziz-Alaoui, M. & Bertelle, C. (Ed.) From System Complexity to Emergent Properties, p. 291-300.
Series/Report: Understanding Complex Systems Series
Abstract: In regions with an extensive waterway network intermodal transport including inland navigation is a good alternative for unimodal road transport. Intermodal transport networks exhibit an increased complexity due to the inclusion of multiple transport modes, multiple decision makers and multiple types of load units. A discrete event simulation methodology is proposed to understand the network dynamics and analyze policy measures with the intention of stimulating intermodal barge transport. The simulation model allows to quantify a number of network properties resulting from the interaction of freight flows. The intermodal hinterland network of the port of Antwerp serves as the real-world application in this study. Various aspects in the modelling process are discussed and a first potential policy is analysed.
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ISBN: 978-3-642-02198-5
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Validations: vabb 2011
Appears in Collections:Research publications

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