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Global intermodal liner shipping network design

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  • Liu, Zhiyuan
  • Meng, Qiang
  • Wang, Shuaian
  • Sun, Zhuo

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This paper presents a holistic analysis for the network design problem of the intermodal liner shipping system. Existing methods for liner shipping network design mainly deal with port-to-port demand. However, most of the demand has inland origins and/or destinations. Thus, it is necessary to cope with inland origin–destination (OD) pairs involving a change in transport mode from inland transportation to maritime shipping. A method is first proposed to convert inland OD demand to port-to-port demand. Then, a framework for global intermodal liner shipping network design is proposed. Finally, the proposed methodology is applied to and numerically verified by a large-scale network example.

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  • Liu, Zhiyuan & Meng, Qiang & Wang, Shuaian & Sun, Zhuo, 2014. "Global intermodal liner shipping network design," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 61(C), pages 28-39.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:61:y:2014:i:c:p:28-39
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2013.10.006
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