Optimal shipping routes and vessel size for intermodal barge transport with empty container repositioning

  title={Optimal shipping routes and vessel size for intermodal barge transport with empty container repositioning},
  author={Kris Braekers and An Caris and Gerrit K. Janssens},
  journal={Computers in Industry},
Despite the growing role of barge transportation in the hinterland access of major seaports in Northwestern Europe, service network design for intermodal barge transportation has received little research attention. In this paper, a decision support model for service network design in intermodal barge transportation is presented. The model determines optimal shipping routes for roundtrip services between a major seaport and several hinterland ports located along a single waterway. Vessel… CONTINUE READING


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