Modeling Railway Service Network for Container Transportation Using a Tracing System

This paper evaluates container transportation using a tracing system. The full containers that have arrived at a port must be transported by railway or road transportation. The main objective of this study is to construct an optimal railway service network for container operations. The current study analyzes two cases. The first case concerns a tracing system taking into account a time planning horizon. The second case focuses on one operating day. The objective function minimizes total logistics cost of transported containers, taking into account all information on them. The logistics costs studied here concern transportation: (1) loading and unloading costs: (2) train forming and train sorting costs: (3) container storage cost; and, (4) auxiliary costs during train movement. Finally, the authors add constraints such as: (1) origin terminal, train-forming and train-sorting station storage capacity constraints; (2) train-stopping plan constraints; and (3) container redistribution and inventory constraints. This study indicates the effectiveness of models with a small number of origin and destination.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 830-841
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01532917
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:02PM