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A micro-simulation model of shipment size and transport chain choice.

de Jong, G.C. and Ben-Akiva, M. (2007) A micro-simulation model of shipment size and transport chain choice. Transportation Research Part B: Methodological, 41 (9). pp. 950-965. ISSN 0191-2615


Practically every international, national or regional freight transport model system in the world lacks explicit treatment of logistics choices (such as shipment size considerations or the use of distribution centres). This paper deals with the devel- opment of a new logistics model and its application within the national freight model systems of Norway and Sweden. logistics model operates at the level of individual firm-to-firm (sender-to-receiver) relations and simulates the choice of shipment size and transport chain for all (several millions) these relations within the country, export and import. A logistics model with deterministic cost minimisation has been constructed for both Norway and Sweden. The full random utility logistics model has not yet been estimated on disaggregate data, but this is planned for both countries. For Sweden, more limited disaggregate models for the choice of mode and shipment size have been estimated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Freight transport; Logistics; Shipment size; Mode choice; Micro-simulation
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Environment (Leeds) > Institute for Transport Studies (Leeds)
Depositing User: Adrian May
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2010 15:25
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2014 01:22
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.trb.2007.05.002
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.trb.2007.05.002
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3392

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