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Challenges and Future Research Needs towards International Freight Transport Modelling

Meersman, Hilde and Ehrler, Verena Charlotte and Bruckmann, Dirk and Chen, Ming and Francke, Jan and Hill, Petter and Jackson, Clare and Klauenberg, Jens and Kurowski, Martin and Seidel, Saskia and Vierth, Inge (2016) Challenges and Future Research Needs towards International Freight Transport Modelling. Case Studies on Transport Policy (CSTP92). Elsevier. ISSN 2213-624X.

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The advanced internationalisation of markets and production processes continuously adds to the complexity of supply chains. At the same time improving the sustainability of the related international freight transport processes and optimising their efficiency is becoming a topic of central relevance. International freight transport models are an important tool to simulate impacts of measures taken to achieve such improvements of transport processes. Yet, the requirements towards international freight transport models are complex: they need to include various modes of transport, they need to cover different industries and their dynamics, they need to consider seasonality of supply and demand of goods, demographic parameters, economic developments, technological developments including their impact on production processes and structures, and many other aspects. Furthermore, international freight transport models need to include freight flows within countries as well as freight flows between the considered countries. This paper discusses the challenges which need to be confronted when developing international freight transport models which are able to correspond to the described complexity of international freight transport. Furthermore, it maps out the most important research gaps which need to be addressed by international freight transport modelling research in order to ensure that the challenges identified are captured within the models developed to improve international freight transport.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/102394/
Document Type:Article
Title:Challenges and Future Research Needs towards International Freight Transport Modelling
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Meersman, HildeUniversity AntwerpUNSPECIFIED
Ehrler, Verena CharlotteIVFUNSPECIFIED
Bruckmann, DirkRhine-Waal University of Applied SciencesUNSPECIFIED
Hill, PetterTrafikverketUNSPECIFIED
Jackson, ClareETH ZürichUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Case Studies on Transport Policy
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Macário, Rosáriorosariomacario@tecnico.ulisboa.ptUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Case Studies on Transport Policy
Keywords:International freight transport; Freight transport model; Data sourcing
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt II (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transport Research > Commercial Transport
Deposited By: Ehrler, Verena
Deposited On:01 Mar 2016 17:15
Last Modified:14 Dec 2019 04:23

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