An assignment model for dynamic load planning of intermodal trains. (English) Zbl 1115.90310

Summary: Intermodal terminals are important facilities in the container transport network, providing an exchange of containers between road and rail transport. Numerous factors can affect throughput in such highly integrated systems. These include numbers and types of equipment, physical layout, storage capacity and operating strategies. This study aims to improve operating strategies by developing an analytical tool to assist in load planning of container trains. The problem investigated can be described as a dynamic assignment problem with many uncertain parameters. Numerical investigations focus on tuning the proposed model to deal with the uncertainties.


90B06 Transportation, logistics and supply chain management
90B10 Deterministic network models in operations research
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