A MODEL FOR COST OPTIMIZATION OF BARGE SHIPMENTS

This article deals with one particular topic, that of minimizing shipper incurred barge costs on the inland waterway system. The computer model created for this research covers the entire concept of barge costing, including line haul costs, terminal costs at the origin as well as the destination, cargo insurance, and inventory expenses. The model can be separated into four basic parts: (A) calculation of transit/terminal and interchange times, (B) calculation of towing costs for dedicated and general towing service, (C) calculation of barge ownership costs, and (D) calculation of miscellaneous shipping costs.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Brooks, W A
    • Metzner, H E
    • Smith Jr, M L
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00183190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Traffic and Transportation
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1978 12:00AM