A VARIATIONAL INEQUALITY FORMULATION FOR COMBINED SHIPCLASS AND ROUTE CHOICE

This paper describes how, the Netherlands has a finely meshed system of inland waterways that connects most industrial areas and serves as a gateway to key industrial areas in Germany. As a result, inland shipping accounts for about 18% (national + international) or 22% (national) of the tonnage in goods transport; road transport accounts for 46% (total) or 81% (internal) and rail transport for about 2% (total) or 1% (internal). Model systems have been developed to analyze the impact of policy measures on freight traffic aspects such as mode split and traffic flows. This paper presents a model for a specific aspect of this modal system (the combined shipclass, route-choice model), and it turns out that this model can be formulated using the variational inequality formalism. This paper aims to establish an equilibrium formulation of simultaneous choice of ship class and route, unencumbered by practical constraints.

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  • English

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  • Pagination: 18 p.
  • Monograph Title: ADAPTIVE TRAFFIC CONTROLLED ROUNDABOUTS. ASSOCIATION OF EUROPEAN TRANSPORT 2002 CONFERENCE
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  • Accession Number: 00932530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0860503402
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM