WIT Press


A Distribution Regional Freight Demand Model

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT040281

Volume

75

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

316 kb

Author(s)

A. Cartenì & F. Russo

Abstract

The complexity of freight mobility is characterized by a large number of journeys connecting several activities in different locations, i.e. journeys consisting of sequences of trips influencing each other. This paper presents a tour-based freight model for the simulation of regional distribution. This kind of model allows one to simulate the dependences existing between successive trips of the same distribution channel. That means that each destination will be chosen considering the preceding and successive destinations by considering the number of transfers as a whole, and so on. In order to implement such a model it is essential to understand the constraints linking all decision-maker’s choices and to identify the type of relations linking one decision-maker to the other. Keywords: logistic, freight, distribution, tour-based, discret

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