Simultaneous planning of container and vehicle-routes using model predictive control

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Abstract

When containers are transported on a-modal bookings, the transport supplier can decide which combination of trucks, trains, ships, etc. to use. This gives the flexibility to transport suppliers to route the containers in accordance with the current state of the synchromodal transport network. At the same time, it enables the transport providers to route their vehicles in real time based on the current need for transportation. The interdependency of the routes of containers and of vehicles has not yet been discussed explicitly in the synchromodal literature. The aim of this paper is thus to illustrate the effect of planning the routes of containers and trucks as one integrated problem. This is addressed with a model predictive control planning method. Simulation experiments of a synchromodal hinterland network are used to illustrate the method's potential.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th European Control Conference (ECC 2019)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages2177-2182
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-907144-00-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventECC 2019: 18th European Control Conference - Napoli, Italy
Duration: 25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

Conference

ConferenceECC 2019: 18th European Control Conference
CountryItaly
CityNapoli
Period25/06/1928/06/19

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