Developing and Solving Itinerary Planning Models in Large Scale Intermodal Freight Transport Networks

Intermodal freight transportation has been proposed as a means for increasing the efficiency of the freighttransport system and reducing its externalities.

A problem that frequently arises in intermodal freight transportation relates to the development of optimum itineraries taking into account the: 1) schedules and  operational constraints of all available transport modes and services that can potentially serve a given origin-destination pair, 2) objectives and operational constraints of  shippers. The objective of this project is to address the above stated modelling requirements and to develop efficient algorithms for the solution of the resulting models. The contribution of this project is associated with the:i) development of time-dependent routing and scheduling models for fixed-scheduled multimodal networks with departure and arrival time constraints, ii) the development of solution algorithms for solving the proposed models.

For further information contact Konstantinos Zografos.

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