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Title: Integration of inland waterway transport in the intermodal supply chain: a joint research agenda
Authors: CARIS, An 
Limbourg, Sabine
Macharis, Cathy
van Lier, Tom
COOLS, Mario 
Issue Date: 2013
Source: PIANC SMART Rivers Conference 2013, Liège (BE), Maastricht (NL), 23-27/9/2013
Abstract: This paper identifies research opportunities which will enable the further integration of inland waterway transport in the intermodal supply chain. Intermodal transport may be interpreted as a chain of actors who supply a transport service. Inland navigation can play a crucial role in increasing supply chain service performance. A first group of research challenges has the objective to encourage efficient operations in IWT: development of a system wide model for IWT, integration of operational planning systems and analysis of bundling networks. A second group of research efforts is directed towards shippers and consignees who use the intermodal transport chain to send or receive their goods: further development of models that integrate intermodal transport decisions with supply chain decisions and creation of green supply chains. A third group of research challenges concerns the problem domain of external cost calculations. Finally detailed time series data on freight transport should be collected to support these future research tracks.
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Category: C2
Type: Conference Material
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