COST-EFFICIENT CARGO DISTRIBUTION AMONG TRANSPORTATION MODES

Operational efficiency of transportation network connecting five selected locations that are accesible by rail, truck and barge modes is evaluated. Costs of moving the existing and anticipated flow of commodities on the Texas Intracoastal Waterway are determined. It is hypothesized that the present method of distributing chemicals, fuel, primary iron and steel products among specified locations is inefficient. A linear programming model is formulated to minimize total cost of distributing a given volume of commodities among specified locations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas A&M University, College Station

    Sea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Authors:
    • Phillips, C
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00139763
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TAMU-SG-76-206
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 1976 12:00AM