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Optimal rail-road container terminal locations on the European network

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  • Limbourg, S.
  • Jourquin, B.

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The European transport policy has focused on sustainable transport solutions, among which intermodal transport is a key player. However, its efficiency is strongly dependent on the location of the container terminals. In this paper, a set of estimated potential locations is used as input for an iterative procedure based on the p-hub median problem that takes the variation in trans-shipment costs according to the number of trans-shipped containers into account. The final results are the optimal locations for European transfer terminals embedded in a hub-and-spoke network.

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  • Limbourg, S. & Jourquin, B., 2009. "Optimal rail-road container terminal locations on the European network," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(4), pages 551-563, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:4:p:551-563
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