Hinterland Container Transportation Using Mathematical Programming Approach
Container transportation problems include logistics activities conducted in both terminals and hinterland of the terminal. Transferring containers considering cost, time and environmental issues is a difficult problem. Hinterland container transportation (HCT) is defined as the movement of the containers between terminals and customers by different transportation modes. Processes of the hinterland transportation are the most important cost factors for door-to-door services. These problems aim to decide the distribution of the containers considering the cost and time minimization. In this study, a container distribution, routing problem has been proposed in the hinterland. The problem aims to perform the distribution of the containers at minimum total traveling distance. Allocation of containers and the routes under the constraints of routing, capacity is investigated in this study. An integer programming approach has been proposed and solved.
KeywordsHinterland container transportation Routing problems Mathematical model
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