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Title:Analysis of impact and relevance of transit disturbances in an intermodal container network
Authors:B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker, G. Lodewijks

Conference:3rd International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems (LOGMS 2013)
Address:Singapore
Date:September 2013

Abstract:An intermodal container transportation network is being developed between Rotterdam and several inland terminals in North West Europe: the EUROPEAN GATEWAY SERVICES network. This network is developed and operated by the seaports of EUROPE CONTAINER TERMINALS (ECT). To use this network cost-efficiently, a centralized planning of the container transportation is required, to be operated by the seaport. In this paper, a new mathematical model is used to determine the influence of several types of transit disturbances on the network performance. Three types of transit disturbances are considered: early departure, late departure or cancellation. The influence of a disturbance is measured in two ways. The impact measures the additional costs of a disturbance if the transportation planning is completely reassessed after the disturbance has been identified. The relevance measures the cost difference between a fully updated and a locally updated network-planning. Also the time of information about a disturbance is studied. It is shown how much the additional costs can be reduced by knowing early about upcoming disturbances. In a case study of the EGS network, the impact and relevance of transit disturbances on all network services are assessed. With the results, key properties are determined of the services that result in a high impact or high relevance in case of a disturbance. Based on the results, the network operator can select focus areas to prevent disturbances with high impact and to improve the planning updates in case of disturbances with high relevance.

Reference:B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker, G. Lodewijks. Analysis of impact and relevance of transit disturbances in an intermodal container network. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Logistics and Maritime Systems (LOGMS 2013), Singapore, September 2013.
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