Quotation Wolfinger, David, Tricoire, Fabien, Doerner, Karl F. 2019. A matheuristic for a multimodal long haul routing problem. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. 8 (4), 397-433.


RIS


BibTeX

Abstract

We address a planning problem faced by logistics service providers who transport freight over long distances. Given a set of transportation requests, where the origin and the destination of each request are located far apart from each other, a logistics service provider must find feasible vehicle routes to fulfil those requests at minimum cost. When transporting freight over long distances, multimodal transportation provides a viable alternative to traditional unimodal road transportation. We introduce this new problem, which we call the multimodal long haul routing problem (MMLHRP), and present a mathematical formulation for it. Furthermore, we propose a matheuristic, using iterated local search within a column generation framework, for solving the MMLHRP. Results show that large cost savings can be achieved through multimodal transportation compared to unimodal road transportation.

Tags

Press 'enter' for creating the tag

Publication's profile

Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, INF-A, STRAT-B, WH-B
Language English
Title A matheuristic for a multimodal long haul routing problem
Volume 8
Number 4
Year 2019
Page from 397
Page to 433
URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13676-018-0131-1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s13676-018-0131-1
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13676-018-0131-1

Associations

People
Tricoire, Fabien (Details)
External
Doerner, Karl F. (Univie, Austria)
Wolfinger, David (Univie, Austria)
Google Scholar: Search