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.




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.


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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


Tricoire, Fabien (Details)
Doerner, Karl F. (Univie, Austria)
Wolfinger, David (Univie, Austria)
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