Cost and time models for the evaluation of intermodal chains by using short sea shipping in the North Sea Region: the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route

Alba Martínez Lopez, Jacob Kronbak, Liping Jiang

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    Abstract

    This paper is framed in the context of the EU Interreg IVB North Sea Region project Food Port. In line with this project, this paper aims to define mathematically cost and time models able to provide realistic information about the performances of road haulage and of intermodal chains using short sea shipping (SSS) in the North Sea Region (NSR). The models integrate the necessary variables to establish the impact of different fleets and SSS features on the competitiveness of intermodal chains for the movement of food related goods. The models were applied to evaluate the opportunities for the success of intermodal chains using the Rosyth-Zeebrugge route. The results obtained validate the utility of the models and they suggest possible changes to the current operation of this SSS service in order to increase the marked potential possibilities for the intermodal chains through Rosyth-Zeebrugge.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalInternational Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics
    Volume7
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)494-520
    ISSN1756-6517
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • MANAGEMENT
    • TRANSPORTATION
    • MOTORWAY
    • NETWORK
    • PORT
    • transportation cost
    • short sea shipping transport
    • Ro-Ro transport
    • container feeder transport
    • intermodal transport

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