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Decision support for matching import and export flows of hinterland container transportation: Teubooker hinterland

Hiddinga, A.K. (2018) Decision support for matching import and export flows of hinterland container transportation: Teubooker hinterland.

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Abstract:The total growth in throughput of the Port of Rotterdam is still increasing, which requires improved performance of hinterland transportation. Hinterland container logistics is becoming increasingly important since it is the most costly part of container transportation, and arising problems related to congestion and pollution, due to excessive truck use, and new environmental regulations force the transport world to a modal shift. TEUbooker wants to contribute to this sustainable transportation and developed an online booking platform where supply and demand of the container logistics come together, TEUbooker hinterland. Their aim is to reduce truck transportation between deep-sea terminals and the European hinterland and stimulate re-use and better planning of equipment by matching import and export flows. The main research question addressed in this report is: How can we add decision support to TEUbooker for the matching of import and export flows, improving the performance of hinterland container transportation? The proposed solution algorithm matches import and export flows based on transport reference, container type, container owner, release location, loading location and date, and return location. The objective of the algorithm is to minimize the total cost of fulfilling all requests, by reducing empty movements and matching import and export flows.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Cofano, Enschede, Nederland
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:55 traffic technology, transport technology, 58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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