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Synchromodal container transportation: an overview of current topics and research opportunities


"Renewed attention has emerged for the topic of intermodal transportation. Since a couple of years, research has focused on the concept of synchromodality. Synchromodality refers to creating the most efficient and sustainable transportation plan for all orders in an entire network of different modes and routes, by using the available flexibility. In this paper we provide an overview of relevant res..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker. Synchromodal container transportation: an overview of current topics and research opportunities. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computational Logistics (ICCL'15), Delft, The Netherlands, pp. 386-397, September 2015.   


Intermodal freight transport planning - A receding horizon control approach


"This paper investigates intermodal freight transport planning problems among deep-sea terminals and inland terminals in hinterland haulage for a horizontally fully integrated intermodal freight transport operator at the tactical container flow level. An intermodal freight transport network (IFTN) model is first developed to capture the key characteristics of intermodal freight transport such as t..." [More...]

L. Li, R.R. Negenborn, B. De Schutter. Intermodal freight transport planning - A receding horizon control approach. Transportation Research Part C, vol. 60, pp. 77-95, 2015.   


Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport


"An intermodal container transportation network is being developed between Rotterdam and several inland terminals in North West Europe: the EUROPEAN GATEWAY SERVICES (EGS) 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 ..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker, G. Lodewijks. Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 457-478, 2015.   


Planning inland vessel operations in large seaports using a two-phase approach


"Inland vessels are often used to transport containers between large sea ports and the hinterland. Each time a vessel arrives in such a port, it typically visits several terminals to load and unload containers. In the Port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe, there are 77,000 inland vessels that have moored in the port in 2014 for transporting cargo. With the significant growth of containerize..." [More...]

S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Planning inland vessel operations in large seaports using a two-phase approach. Computers and Industrial Engineering, vol. 106, pp. 41-57, April 2017.   


Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation


"This paper and a second accompanying paper (Olaru et al., 2018) explore the potential of Distributed Predictive Control (DMPC) literature to provide valuable insights into social behaviour. In particular this first paper focuses on the mechanisms of group regulation in social systems. It will be noted that there are major differences between the way in which DMPC algorithms and Social Human Parti..." [More...]

P. McNamara, R.R. Negenborn, J.C. Canizares, M. Farina, J.M. Maestre, S. Olaru, P. Trodden. Life lessons from and for distributed MPC - Part 1: Dynamics of cooperation. Accepted for the 18th IFAC Conference on Technology, Culture, and International Stability (IFAC TECIS 2018), Baku, Azerbaijan, September 2018.   


Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks


"Innovative technological developments are leading to smart ways for producing food more efficiently and of higher quality. Nevertheless, lots of perishable goods are wasted because of inefficiencies during the subsequent transport process. The amount of wastage could be reduced via better planning and control of transport activities. Perishable goods logistics can be better supported by real-time ..." [More...]

X. Lin, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Towards quality-aware control of perishable goods in synchromodal transport networks. In Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation for Agriculture (IFAC AgriControl 2016), Seattle, Washington, pp. 132-137, August 2016.   


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