Hinterland freight transportation replanning model under the framework of synchromodality

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Hinterland freight transportation is managed according to a pre-designed schedule. In daily operations, unexpected uncertainties cause deviation from the original plan. Thus replanning is needed to deal with the perturbations and complete the transportation tasks. This paper proposes a mixed-integer programming model to re-plan hinterland freight transportation, based on the framework of synchromodality. It is a holistic resolution of shipment flow rerouting, consequence transshipment organization in the intermediate terminals, and corresponding service rescheduling. The replanning benefits from a high operational flexibility and coordination via a split of shipment and aligning the departure time of service flows with the shipment flows.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-328
Number of pages21
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Freight transportation replanning
  • Shipment split
  • Synchromodality
  • Synchronization of shipment and services
  • Uncertainty management

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