Transformation of the Danube Ports into Logistics Centers and Their Integration in the EU Logistics Network

Globalisation and the European Union (EU) enlargement have created new challenges for European transport, such as better distribution of cargo flows toward environment friendly, safer and more energy efficient transportation modes. The DaHar (Danube Inland Harbor Development) project recognized constantly growing Asia - Europe container flows and liner services as one of the biggest opportunities for the development of intermodal transport in the Danube region what should be supported by transforming the ports into logistic centers. Within this paper, a mathematical model for the location problem of container terminals is developed on the approach of fixed costs location model on the network with capacity constraints. The model enables determination of the optimal number, type, capacity and location of container terminals on the existing transportation network, as well as the allocation of the customers to the located terminal. A small numerical example of the Republic of Serbia was analyzed and can be applied on other landlocked Danube countries, such as Hungary, Slovakia and Austria.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01531242
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 3 2014 3:19PM