Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11999
Title: Simulation and optimisation of intermodal barge transport networks
Authors: CARIS, An 
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Source: 4OR-A QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 9(2). p. 211-214
Abstract: This is a summary of the author's PhD thesis supervised by Gerrit Janssens and Cathy Macharis and defended on 7 May 2010 at the Hasselt University, Belgium. The thesis is written in English and is available from the author upon request. This work deals with two key aspects in the competitiveness of intermodal transport making use of inland navigation. The first part of the thesis studies bundling of freight in intermodal barge transport networks. Alternative bundling strategies for container barge transport are compared by means of discrete event simulation. Cooperation between inland barge terminals to bundle freight flows is modelled as a service network design problem. The second part relates to the initial and final journey by road in the intermodal barge transport chain. Pre- and end-haulage by road is modelled as a Full Truckload Pickup and Delivery Problem with Time Windows. A local search algorithm and deterministic annealing algorithm are proposed to find near-optimal solutions.
Notes: Caris, A (reprint author), Hasselt Univ, Transportat Res Inst, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. an.caris@uhasselt.be
Keywords: Intermodal transport; Inland navigation; Discrete-event simulation; Service network design; Pre- and end-haulage
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/11999
ISSN: 1619-4500
e-ISSN: 1614-2411
DOI: 10.1007/s10288-010-0142-8
ISI #: 000290795100006
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2012
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