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A City Logistics System For Long Distance Freight Transport Provisioning

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT150221

Volume

146

Pages

12

Page Range

279 - 290

Published

2015

Size

469 kb

Author(s)

F. Russo, C. Rindone, P. D’Agostino, C. Lanciano, T. Scattarreggia

Abstract

This paper focuses on the provisioning of goods which come from a long distance to a city. A city logistics system introduced in an urban area is studied. The arriving freight, from national origins, is investigated, considering different modal alternatives. Different transport mode services and relative models to estimate principal attributes (times, costs and prices), are considered.

The aim of the paper is to compare attributes modelled and revealed of different mode-service alternatives for long distance freight transport.

An application in a real context is carried out, considering the city of Reggio Calabria in the south of Italy. The case study is relative to the organization of a city logistics system centered on an urban distribution center.

Keywords

city logistics, freight transport, long distance transport, transport modelling, urban distribution center