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Title: Intermodal transportation in major asian ports
Authors: YANG XUEJING
Keywords: intermodal transportation, Asian ports development, goal programming, routes competition, freight rates verification, maritime logistics
Issue Date: 18-Aug-2009
Source: YANG XUEJING (2009-08-18). Intermodal transportation in major asian ports. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis focuses on the intermodal transportation problem in Asian Ports with a particular emphasis on containerized sea cargo. A goal programming model is proposed to optimize intermodal freight transport from China to Indian Ocean, with multiple and conflicting objective functions such as minimizing transportation cost, transit time and transit time variability as well as ensuring flow continuity and transit nodes compatibility constraints. Based on the review of maritime trade evolution and ports development in Asia, an intermodal transport network comprising two important Chinese origins and four Indian destinations is constructed. Using transportation time and cost obtained from comprehensive industry sources, the research analyses competitive routes that employ a variety of transport modes, such as rail, road, ocean vessel, airplane and inland waterway. The study further investigates several non-dominated transportation cases with sensitivity and robustness tests, and analyzes the potential competitiveness and possible influences of future route developments to current transportation patterns in Asia.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/17698
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