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.
Texas A&M University, College StationSea Grant Program, Center for Marine Resources
College Station, TX United States 77843
- Phillips, C
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Cargo handling; Costs; Economic analysis; Economics; Intermodal transportation; Shipments; Traffic; Transportation
- Old TRIS Terms: Intermodal shipments; Intermodal traffic analysis
- Subject Areas: Economics; Operations and Traffic Management; Transportation (General);
- 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