Supporting Secure and Resilient Inland Waterways: Phase Two

To mitigate inland waterway disruption impacts, the authors developed the cargo prioritization and terminal allocation problem (CPTAP) to minimize the total value loss of disrupted barge cargoes. CPTAP is formulated as a mathematical program, and problems of realistic size can be efficiently and effectively solved with a heuristic approach. The final solution identifies an accessible alternative terminal for each disrupted barge and the prioritized offload turn that each barge takes at its assigned terminal. Implementation of CPTAP results in reduced cargo value loss and response time when compared to a naïve minimize distance approach. This project extends the authors' earlier work through CPTAP model enhancement by incorporating uncertainty impacts into the model and experimentation.

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    • This document was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation, University Transportation Centers Program.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Maritime Transportation Research and Education Center (MarTREC)

    University of Arkansas
    4190 Bell Engineering Center
    Fayetteville, AR  United States  72701

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Nachtmann, Heather
    • Tong, Jingjing
    • Chimka, Justin
    • Boudhoum, Salma
  • Publication Date: 2018-9-30


  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Research Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 19p

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  • Accession Number: 01685223
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC50
  • Created Date: Oct 31 2018 9:17AM