Cluster 3: Logistics and Freight
Nectar Cluster 3 Meeting in Brussels
Cluster 3 organized a workshop on 'Decision Support in Intermodal Transport' in Brussels (Belgium) on the 12th and 13rd of January 2012. Works and projects have been presented in a welcoming and enjoyable environment provided by the local organizer Professor Cathy Macharis. Considering the coherence of the papers presented in Brussels, results will be selected for publication on a special issue of the journal 'Computers in Industry', having Cathy Macharis, Gerrit K. Janssens and An Caris as guest editors.
- Johan Woxenius: Intermodal Transport in Europe
- Robert Frankel: Intermodal Transport in the US
List of Submitted abstracts
- A mathematical model for supporting rescheduling and pre-and end-haulage decisions in liner vessel operations (Ola Bo and Johan Oppen)
- The challenges of intermodal transportation in developing countries: the case of the central and southern corridors of East Africa (John Layaaa, Wout Dullaert and Luca Zamparini)
- Optimal shipping routes and vessel size for intermodal barge transport with empty container repositioning (Kris Braekers, An Caris and Gerrit K. Janssens)
- Location Analysis for Belgian Intermodal Terminals: including other modal choice variables (Ethem Pekin, Dries Meers, Cathy Macharis)
- Intermodal transport and the environment (Sandra Melo, Catarina Rolim)
- A model for optimizing real scale multimodal hinterland freight networks (Mo Zhang, Bart Wiegmans and Lori Tavasszy)
- SWOT Analysis for the evaluation of the e-platforms for intermodal transport management and A particular approach for assessing the effectiveness of the European R&D intermodal transport research programs (Milena Janjevic and Ndiaye Alassane-Ballé)
- External cost calculator (Tom van Lier)
- A multi-objective metaheuristic for the intermodal terminal location problem (Christine Vanovermeire, Kenneth Sörensen)
Cathy Macharis (VUB, Belgium), Sandra Melo (DTEA-IST, Portugal) and An Caris (Uhasselt, Belgium)
Cluster 3 animators would like to express our most sincere recognition to our most enthusiastic coordinator Mike Ziolowski (USA) for his kind support and distinct enthusiasm in the last years. Due to some structural changes on the cluster’ focus, Mike is no longer at our committee but his actions at the Cluster leave his relevant contribution in our continuous efforts to evolute and adapt to the new research challenges on logistic and freight. Under the scope of this change, Robert Frankel (USA) was invited to join Cluster 3. Robert Frankel is Professor and Head of the Department of Marketing and Logistics at the University of North Florida (USA) and has a broad experience on Business Administration and Supply Integration. We welcome Robert, as coordinator and we anticipate he will help Cluster 3 on its evolution and development on the general topic of Freight and Logistics. Lastly, we would like to express our acknowledgment to the crucial support provided by NECTAR to the organization of the event and for continuously nourish the nectarist spirit among the participants of our meeting.
Call for papers for special issue
In consideration of future activities in the NECTAR Cluster 3 (" Logistics and Freight") we wish to inform you about the following initiative. Please find here a call for papers for a Special Issue on “Decision Support in Intermodal Transport” in the Journal “Computers in Industry”. The deadline for paper submissions is 1st of November 2011. In January we will meet during a Nectar Cluster Meeting in Brussels to discuss the papers and to finalize the content of the special issue. For all other important dates please see the call for papers.
Nectar Cluster 3 Workshop on Sustainable City Distribution
November 19-20, 2009, Porto, Portugal
The main topic of the workshop has been sustainable city distribution, with contributions on methodologies, case studies and a general state of the art. Works and projects have been presented in an affable environment. Considering the coherence of the projects presented in Porto, Cathy Macharis and Sandra Melo (Cluster 3 coordinators) announced the intention to submit that research work for publication. For more information, please click here.
Logistics and Freight cluster meeting in the Netherlands
March 27 and 28, 2008, Delft, the Netherlands.
The papers delivered during this meeting were:
- Analyzing cooperative networks in intermodal transportation: a game-theoretic approach, Christophe Theys, Wout Dullaert, Theo Notteboom
- Establishing intermodal terminals, Rickard Bergqvist, Gunnar Falkemark, Johan Woxenius
- Container management strategies to deal with the East-West flows imbalance, Marisa de Brito, Rob Konings
- Assessment of CO2 emissions for intermidal freight transport systems and truck-only system: a case study of the Western-Eastern Europe corridor, Nam Seok Kim, Bert van Wee
- Integrated decision support tool for intermodal freight transport, Ethem Pekin, Cathy Macharis, An Caris, Gerrit K. Janssens, Thomas Crépin, Bart Jourquin
- Network analysis of container barge transport in the port of Antwerp by means of simulation, An Caris, Gerrit K. Janssens, Cathy Macharis
- Modal-split effects of climate change: the effect of low water levels on the competitive position of inland waterway transport in the river Rhine area, Olaf Jonkeren, Bart Jourquin, Piet Rietveld
Organizing Committee NECTAR Logistics and Freight cluster meeting
OTB Research Institute for Housing Urban and Mobility Studies
Delft University of Technology