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Delft University of Technology

1. de Koning, Wouter (author). A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport.

Degree: 2019, Delft University of Technology

Logistics service providers (LSPs) offering container transport to the hinterland of the Netherlands face the challenge of efficiently using the capacity of the barge in order to minimize cost, while part of the relevant information is still lacking at the moment decisions have to be made. The existing infrastructure and the transportation activities are studied and modeled as an online optimization problem with simultaneously vehicle routing and container-to-mode assignment. A characteristic of great importance in the problem is the uncertainty element that reflects in the requested appointment times that have to be confirmed by another agent in the network. An online optimization approach is proposed, where the input data come in sequentially and decisions have to be made in between, because new information becomes available only after the decision has been made. At each decision moment, the uncertainty element is converted to an offline optimization problem by disregarding the uncertainty or by simulating various potential future scenarios. Subsequently, the problem is modeled as a multi-commodity network design problem on a time-space graph. Four different solution methods are developed in order to solve the online optimization problem. Three confirmation based methods concern a model in which the uncertainty element is partially disregarded, by assuming that each requested appointment time will be scheduled at a specific time relative to the requested one. Alternatively, a much more complex method is developed in which various future scenarios are simulated for the requested appointment times given their probability vector. The simulation based model seeks robust solutions that are resistant to change, i.e., feasible and (sub)optimal for every potential future scenario that has been simulated. Using randomly generated (but realistic) instances, the computational results show that the proposed simulation model surpasses the simpler models both in terms of outcomes, robustness and reliability. However, the practical relevance is somewhat restricted in the sense that the model is built on several assumptions.

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Advisors/Committee Members: Gijswijt, Dion (mentor), Phillipson, Frank (mentor), Chiscop, Irina (mentor), Aardal, Karen (graduation committee), Redig, Frank (graduation committee), Delft University of Technology (degree granting institution).

Subjects/Keywords: Intermodal transport; Synchromodal transport; Online optimization; Multi-period time window; Simulation algorithm

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APA (6th Edition):

de Koning, W. (. (2019). A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad4d445e-0e92-4760-9a88-98b50551c6eb

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

de Koning, Wouter (author). “A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad4d445e-0e92-4760-9a88-98b50551c6eb.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

de Koning, Wouter (author). “A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport.” 2019. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

de Koning W(. A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2019. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad4d445e-0e92-4760-9a88-98b50551c6eb.

Council of Science Editors:

de Koning W(. A simulation based approach to synchromodal container transport. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2019. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ad4d445e-0e92-4760-9a88-98b50551c6eb


Delft University of Technology

2. Huizing, Dylan (author). General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports.

Degree: 2017, Delft University of Technology

Synchromodal freight transport is introduced as intermodal transport, so container transport that uses several transportation vehicles, with an increased focus on a-modal booking, cooperation and real-time flexibility. It is confirmed that general synchromodal network planning methods are rare or non-existent at the operational level. An extensive framework is developed that describes characteristics of different mathematical synchromodal optimisation problems on the tactical-operational levels. Three different problems are defined using this framework. Solution methods for these three problems are developed in this thesis, with a focus on low computation times so as to facilitate decision-support and real-time flexibility, and a focus on generality so as to make the methods applicable throughout different organisation structures. In the first problem, it is assumed that the transportation vehicles have fixed time tables and one only has to decide on a container-to-mode assignment, so by what modality-paths all containers reach their destination against minimal total cost. The containers have release times and deadlines. A model that also allows soft due dates is developed. Moreover, the option of using trucks or other ‘infinite resources’ to help fulfil requests is added. With appropriate graph reductions, this problem can be solved to optimality in little time by solving the minimum cost multi-commodity flow problem on an appropriate space-time network. In the second problem, the goal is the same but almost any element can be stochastic: for instance, travel times and container release times could be given a discrete probability distribution rather than a fixed value. Rigorous definitions are formulated to capture the generalities in this stochasticity. Multistage stochastic optimisation and Markov Decision Processes are illustrated, but advised against for their computing time: instead, Expected Future Iteration and 70%-Pessimistic Future Iteration are developed and shown to yield near-optimal results in a small amount of time in the simulated environment. In the final problem, there are no stochastic elements, but the decision-maker is given control over the vehicle time tables in addition to the control over container-to-mode assignments. This problem is argued to be a departure from classical optimisation problems, but shown to still be strongly NP-hard. An integer linear program is developed to solve the problem, but the results show that it scales too poorly to solve problems of ‘real life size’ in an appropriate amount of time for decision support. The Greedy Gain heuristic and Compatibility Clustering heuristic are developed: they solve much more limited sub-problems with the ILP, but unfortunately, even these sub-problems require too much computational effort at the wished instance size. A number of topics for future research are formulated, giving concrete advice on how to solve the second problem more robustly and how to solve the third… Advisors/Committee Members: Gijswijt, Dion (mentor), Sangers, A (mentor), Phillipson, Frank (mentor), van den Berg, J.L. (mentor), Aardal, Karen (graduation committee), Delft University of Technology (degree granting institution).

Subjects/Keywords: synchromodal; transport; routing; optimal; general

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APA (6th Edition):

Huizing, D. (. (2017). General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7f8c81df-3c03-43c2-b2d7-246e4b594d3d

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Huizing, Dylan (author). “General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports.” 2017. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed December 01, 2020. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7f8c81df-3c03-43c2-b2d7-246e4b594d3d.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Huizing, Dylan (author). “General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports.” 2017. Web. 01 Dec 2020.

Vancouver:

Huizing D(. General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2017. [cited 2020 Dec 01]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7f8c81df-3c03-43c2-b2d7-246e4b594d3d.

Council of Science Editors:

Huizing D(. General methods for synchromodal planning of freight containers and transports. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2017. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:7f8c81df-3c03-43c2-b2d7-246e4b594d3d

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