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A lead-time based approach for planning rail-truck intermodal transportation of dangerous goods. (English) Zbl 1176.90110

Summary: The remarkable growth in intermodal transportation over the past two decades has not been matched by a comparable level of academic activity, especially in the context of transporting hazardous materials (hazmats). In this paper, we present a first attempt for the development of an analytical framework for planning rail-truck intermodal transportation of hazmats. A bi-objective optimization model to plan and manage intermodal shipments is developed. To represent the current practice, the routing decisions in the model are driven by the delivery-times specified by the customers. An iterative decomposition based solution methodology which takes advantage of the problem structure is provided. A realistic problem instance based on the intermodal service network in eastern US is solved. This framework is used for developing a number of managerial insights, and for generating elements of the risk-cost frontier.

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90B20 Traffic problems in operations research
91B30 Risk theory, insurance (MSC2010)

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CPLEX
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