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Barge Collaborations within Container Logistics : A collaboration to increase the efficiency of barges and barge planning

Vries, L. R. de (2019) Barge Collaborations within Container Logistics : A collaboration to increase the efficiency of barges and barge planning.

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Embargo date:1 July 2021
Abstract:In this study a theoretical framework is constructed for creating, analysing and evaluating logistics collaboration for container transport based on known literature and some cases. This framework defines five pillars: Activities, Parties, Profits, Information, and Insight which together describe the fundament parts for a (successful) collaboration. By combining the framework with the knowledge of hinterland processes, the framework is translated into a tool for designing container barge collaborations. This tool is applied to a case study in Zeeuws-Vlaanderen for sharing capacity on barge voyages. Afterwards this case study is evaluated with data analysis and interviews. The data analysis indicated that some of the goals have been met (more voyages, less terminals calls in the port), and some of them haven’t (modal shift and sharing empty equipment). The interviews support these results and the trusts all parties have in the collaboration. The case study showed that the tool helped constructing a successful collaboration. But it also emphasized the importance of the information sharing mechanism to make sure all parties have the necessary information to efficiently execute their activities within the collaboration.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science, 55 traffic technology, transport technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Information Technology MSc (60025)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78264
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