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Terminal Location Models for Intermodal Transport Network Optimization

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DOI: 10.4236/ojapps.2019.95025    70 Downloads   97 Views


Since rail-road transport uses road and rail networks and requires the transshipment infrastructures at the terminals, its competitiveness depends not only on the costs but also on the location of these terminals. This paper focused on providing a methodology for determining the optimal locations for intermodal freight transportation terminals in consolidation network. The goal is to minimize total costs in order to increase the efficiency of the transportation system. This paper also has allowed us to have an overview of the methods and models that exist for solving the problem of intermodal and terminal locating.

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Allate, B. (2019) Terminal Location Models for Intermodal Transport Network Optimization. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 9, 307-315. doi: 10.4236/ojapps.2019.95025.

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