Despite the emerging positive trend of rail freight transport, especially in intermodal contexts, the optimization of intermodal terminals is addressed only by few studies and mainly for seaport terminals. This paper fills this gap presenting a train load1 planning optimization model for intermodal rail-road terminals. The proposed model maximizes the train commercial value while respecting priority, physical, financial, and prosecution constraints (i.e., taking into account containers that prosecute to a subsequent terminal after the train destination). The presented method has been successfully tested on a real case study - The rail-road terminal of an Italian intermodal logistics company that is a leader in the European market - showing its effectiveness and ease of application. © 2013 IEEE.

A train load planning optimization model for intermodal freight transport terminals: A case study

Epicoco N.;
2013-01-01

Abstract

Despite the emerging positive trend of rail freight transport, especially in intermodal contexts, the optimization of intermodal terminals is addressed only by few studies and mainly for seaport terminals. This paper fills this gap presenting a train load1 planning optimization model for intermodal rail-road terminals. The proposed model maximizes the train commercial value while respecting priority, physical, financial, and prosecution constraints (i.e., taking into account containers that prosecute to a subsequent terminal after the train destination). The presented method has been successfully tested on a real case study - The rail-road terminal of an Italian intermodal logistics company that is a leader in the European market - showing its effectiveness and ease of application. © 2013 IEEE.
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