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Prediction of intercity freight flows, I: Theory


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  • Harker, Patrick T.
  • Friesz, Terry L.
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    This paper presents the conceptual framework for a predictive network equilibrium model of a freight transportation system in which the generation, distribution, modal split and assignment of freight movements are performed simultaneously. A neoclassical profit maximization model is stated for the supply-side of the transportation market, the demand-side is represented by a spatial price equilibrium model, and the economic mechanism which integrates the supply and demand submodels is described. The theoretical limitations imposed on the model by the requirement that it be capable of solving large-scale problems are also addressed.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part B: Methodological.

    Volume (Year): 20 (1986)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 139-153

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:transb:v:20:y:1986:i:2:p:139-153

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    1. Bell, Michael G.H. & Liu, Xin & Rioult, Jeremy & Angeloudis, Panagiotis, 2013. "A cost-based maritime container assignment model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 58(C), pages 58-70.
    2. Friesz, Terry L. & Suo, Zhong-Gui & Bernstein, David H., 1998. "A dynamic disequilibrium interregional commodity flow model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 32(7), pages 467-483, September.
    3. Crainic, Teodor Gabriel & Laporte, Gilbert, 1997. "Planning models for freight transportation," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 97(3), pages 409-438, March.
    4. Jones, Dean A. & Farkas, Julie L. & Bernstein, Orr & Davis, Chad E. & Turk, Adam & Turnquist, Mark A. & Nozick, Linda K. & Levine, Brian & Rawls, Carmen G. & Ostrowski, Scott D. & Sawaya, William, 2011. "U.S. import/export container flow modeling and disruption analysis," Research in Transportation Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(1), pages 3-14.
    5. Bell, Michael G.H. & Liu, Xin & Angeloudis, Panagiotis & Fonzone, Achille & Hosseinloo, Solmaz Haji, 2011. "A frequency-based maritime container assignment model," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 45(8), pages 1152-1161, September.
    6. Friesz, Terry L. & Rigdon, Matthew A. & Mookherjee, Reetabrata, 2006. "Differential variational inequalities and shipper dynamic oligopolistic network competition," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 40(6), pages 480-503, July.
    7. Yamada, Tadashi & Imai, Koji & Nakamura, Takamasa & Taniguchi, Eiichi, 2011. "A supply chain-transport supernetwork equilibrium model with the behaviour of freight carriers," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 47(6), pages 887-907.
    8. Friesz, Terry L. & Mookherjee, Reetabrata & Holguín-Veras, José & Rigdon, Matthew A., 2008. "Dynamic pricing in an urban freight environment," Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, Elsevier, vol. 42(4), pages 305-324, May.


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