Container transport inside the port area and to the hinterland

Qu Hu

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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, B., Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date1 Jul 2019
Print ISBNs978-90-5584-250-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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

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    • 2 Conference contribution
    • 2 Article
    • 1 Review article

    Critical Literature Review into Planning of Inter-Terminal Transport: In Port Areas and the Hinterland

    Hu, Q., Wiegmans, B., Corman, F. & Lodewijks, G., 2019, In : Journal of Advanced Transportation. 2019, 15 p., 9893615.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    Integration of inter-terminal transport and hinterland rail transport

    Hu, Q., Wiegmans, B., Corman, F. & Lodewijks, G., 2019, In : Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal. 31, 3, p. 807-831

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)
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    A tabu search algorithm to solve the integrated planning of container on an inter-terminal network connected with a hinterland rail network

    Hu, Q., Corman, F., Wiegmans, B. & Lodewijks, G., 2018, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 91, p. 15-36

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  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

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