Quotation Demir, Emrah, Hrusovsky, Martin, Jammernegg, Werner, Van Woensel, Tom. 2019. Green intermodal freight transportation: bi-objective modelling and analysis. International Journal of Production Research. 57 (19), 6162-6180.




Efficient planning of freight transportation requires a comprehensive look at wide range of factors in the operation and management of any transportation mode to achieve safe, fast, and environmentally suitable movement of goods. In this regard, a combination of transportation modes offers flexible and environmentally friendly alternatives to transport high volumes of goods over long distances. In order to reflect the advantages of each transportation mode, it is the challenge to develop models and algorithms in Transport Management System software packages. This paper discusses the principles of green logistics required in designing such models and algorithms which truly represent multiple modes and their characteristics. Thus, this research provides a unique practical contribution to green logistics literature by advancing our understanding of the multi-objective planning in intermodal freight transportation. Analysis based on a case study from hinterland intermodal transportation in Europe is therefore intended to make contributions to the literature about the potential benefits from combining economic and environmental criteria in transportation planning. An insight derived from the experiments conducted shows that there is no need to greatly compromise on transportation costs in order to achieve a significant reduction in carbon-related emissions.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Journal of Production Research
Citation Index SCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title Green intermodal freight transportation: bi-objective modelling and analysis
Volume 57
Number 19
Year 2019
Page from 6162
Page to 6180
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2019.1620363
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00207543.2019.1620363


Hrusovsky, Martin (Details)
Jammernegg, Werner (Details)
Demir, Emrah (Panalpina Centre for Manufacturing and Logistic Research, Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University, United Kingdom)
Van Woensel, Tom (School of Industrial Engineering, Operations, Planning, Accounting and Control, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
Institute for Transport and Logistics Management (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1121 Operations research (Details)
2804 Transport economics (Details)
5300 Economics (Details)
5326 Production research (Details)
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