Container transport inside the port area and to the hinterland

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This thesis discusses the connection between container terminals and the hinterland railway system. Mathematical models are proposed to formulate the various relevant operations and methods are developed to provide solutions to improve the system performance. This thesis could provide suggestions to decision maker(s) regarding to the improvement in both inter-terminal transport system and the hinterland railway system, i.e., increasing the number of containers delivered on time with lower costs.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Lodewijks, Gabriel, Supervisor
  • Wiegmans, Bart, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Jul 2019
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-250-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

TRAIL Thesis Series no. T2019/9, the Netherlands Research School TRAIL


  • Freight transport
  • port-hinterland transport networks
  • Operations research
  • Heuristic algorithms

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