Cargo Transit Terminal Locations According to the Existing Transport Network Configuration

The paper dwells upon a modified centre-of-gravity method for determining the location of a cargo transit terminal (based on the example of Chelyabinsk region) as a multimodal logistic centre. The modified method for calculating the “centre of gravity” for determining the optimal coordinates of a transit terminal is designed to meet the following regulations: if there is some unevenness of cargo flows between any point and the transport node, some part of a rolling stock should be unloaded in the direction of a lesser traffic flow. The coordinates of the terminal complex are determined similarly to the centre-of-gravity coordinates of a physical system and are treated as a transport problem according to the criterion of minimum total annual costs of goods transportation, storage and redistribution in terminal complexes. The paper analyzes integration of terminal-to-terminal transportation in transit terminal complexes that differ in directions, volumes and regional destinations. This measure allows to make cargo transit more efficient by reducing excess transportation and, as a result, non-productive runs of transit traffic. The proposed method for identifying rational location of transit terminal complexes within the existing transport network configuration takes into account the transit data. The integration of terminal-to-terminal transportation in the transit terminal complex, the location of which is determined on the basis of this method, will reduce excess transportation and total costs of operating transit traffic within the regional transport system, which, in its turn, will improve the efficiency of transit transport nodes.


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  • Accession Number: 01609356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2016 8:32AM