An Assignment Model for Dynamic Load Planning of Intermodal Trains

Intermodal terminals are important facilities in the container transport network, used for the exchange of containers between road and rail transport. This article reports on a study undertaken to improve operating strategies by developing an analytical tool to assist in load planning of container trains. The authors note that numerous factors can affect throughput in such highly integrated systems. These include numbers and types of equipment, physical layout, storage capacity and operating strategies. The problem investigated is described as a dynamic assignment problem with many uncertain parameters. The authors include numerical investigations that focus on fine-tuning the proposed model to deal with the uncertainties that are inherent in the intermodal terminal environment.

  • Publication Date: 2006


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  • Accession Number: 01013489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2005 7:13AM