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Concepts, models and methods for rail freight and logistics performances: an inception paper

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Marin Marinov, Dr Tom ZunderORCiD, Dr Dewan Islam



The traditional railfreight service has changed. It is believed that logistics concepts will improve rail freight systems performances. New concepts are proposed, studies and projects are undertaken, and new systems for railfreight are developed. If railfreight is to break back into markets by employing logistics concepts, it has to rapidly adapt to changing political measures, economic trends and market conditions. It is therefore a field where reliable, efficient and updated models and tools are required to help railfreight operators improve their operational efficiency and rationalize their tactical planning decisions. The objective of this paper is therefore to present innovative railfreight and logistics concepts; to report on the existing literature for railfreight tactical management and hence to indentify some of the main issues and obstacles in railfreight and logistics performances.

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Author(s): Marinov M, Zunder T, Islam D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Proceedings Media of the 12th World Conference on Transport Research

Year of Conference: 2010

Date deposited: 16/07/2010

Publisher: World Conference on Transport Research