Multimodal Schedule Design for Synchromodal Freight Transport Systems

Behdani, B., Fan, Y., Wiegmans, B., & Zuidwijk, R. (2016). Multimodal schedule design for synchromodal freight transport systems. EJTIR, 16(3), 424-444.

20 Pages Posted: 20 May 2014 Last revised: 4 Jul 2016

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Behzad Behdani

Wageningen UR

Yun Fan

Delft University of Technology

Bart Wiegmans

Delft University of Technology

Rob Zuidwijk

Delft University of Technology

Date Written: May 19, 2014

Abstract

Intermodal freight transport has been discussed for decades as an alternative to unimodal road transport. However, it still does not represent a significant portion of the total freight market. A new and promising possibility to improve the performance of freight systems is the synchromodal design of hinterland transport systems. A cornerstone for synchromodality is an integrated view in the design and operation of intermodal transport. A main benefit of this integrated view is an improved flexibility in mode choice in hinterland transport. This paper gives a detailed description of this integrated view for synchromodal freight transport. Based on this description, a mathematical model for designing service schedules for synchromodal freight transport systems is also presented. The benefits of providing integrated transport services compared to separately planned transport services are also discussed for a case in the hinterland network of the Port of Rotterdam.

Keywords: Freight transportation systems, synchromodal freight transport, multimodal transport, transport service scheduling

Suggested Citation

Behdani, Behzad and Fan, Yun and Wiegmans, Bart and Zuidwijk, Rob, Multimodal Schedule Design for Synchromodal Freight Transport Systems (May 19, 2014). Behdani, B., Fan, Y., Wiegmans, B., & Zuidwijk, R. (2016). Multimodal schedule design for synchromodal freight transport systems. EJTIR, 16(3), 424-444.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2438851 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2438851

Behzad Behdani (Contact Author)

Wageningen UR ( email )

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Yun Fan

Delft University of Technology

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Stevinweg 1
Delft, 2628 CN
Netherlands

Bart Wiegmans

Delft University of Technology ( email )

Stevinweg 1
Stevinweg 1
Delft, 2628 CN
Netherlands

Rob Zuidwijk

Delft University of Technology ( email )

Stevinweg 1
Stevinweg 1
Delft, 2628 CN
Netherlands

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