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Distributed model predictive control for cooperative synchromodal freight transport


"This paper investigates cooperative synchromodal freight transport planning among multiple intermodal freight transport operators in different and interconnected service networks. The cooperative planning is formulated as a cooperative model predictive container flow control problem, and solved with three Distributed Model Predictive Flow Control (DMPFC) approaches: the parallel and serial Augment..." [More...]

L. Li, R.R. Negenborn, B. De Schutter. Distributed model predictive control for cooperative synchromodal freight transport. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 105, pp. 240-260, September 2017.   


Closed-loop coordination of inland vessels operations in large seaports using hybrid logic-based Benders decomposition


"This paper addresses two coordination problems that exist in the waterborne transport in large seaports, the long time of stay of inland vessels and insufficient terminal and quay crane planning with respect to their sailing schedules. A novel coordination model is proposed and tackled using logic-based Benders decomposition and Large Neighborhood Search. In addition, a closed-loop perspective is ..." [More...]

S. Li, R.R. Negenborn, G. Lodewijks. Closed-loop coordination of inland vessels operations in large seaports using hybrid logic-based Benders decomposition. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 97, pp. 1-21, January 2017.   


Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport


"An intermodal container transportation network is being developed between Rotterdam and several inland terminals in North West Europe: the EUROPEAN GATEWAY SERVICES (EGS) network. This network is developed and operated by the seaports of EUROPE CONTAINER TERMINALS (ECT). To use this network cost-efficiently, a centralized planning of the container transportation is required, to be operated by the ..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker, G. Lodewijks. Service network design for an intermodal container network with flexible transit times and the possibility of using subcontracted transport. International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 457-478, 2015.   


Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts


"Model Predictive Control (MPC) is one of the most advanced real-time control techniques that has been widely applied to water resources management (WRM). MPC can manage the water system in a holistic manner and has a flexible structure to incorporate specific elements, such as setpoints and constraints. Therefore, MPC has shown its versatile performance in many branches of WRM. Nonetheless, with t..." [More...]

X. Tian, R.R. Negenborn, P.J. van Overloop, J.M. Maestre, A. Sadowska, N. van de Giesen. Efficient multi-scenario model predictive control for water resources management with ensemble streamflow forecasts. Advances in Water Resources, vol. 109, pp. 58-68, 2017.   


Centralization or decentralization: A comparative analysis of port regulation modes


"This paper studies the comparison of two kinds of port regulation modes - the centralization mode and the decentralization mode - using principal-agent theory and dynamic game theory. The optimal tariffs, port capacities and port efficiency levels under these two regulation modes are determined. The theoretical results are applied to the container terminals in Port of Shanghai in China. Sensitivit..." [More...]

S. Zheng, R.R. Negenborn. Centralization or decentralization: A comparative analysis of port regulation modes. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, vol. 69, pp. 21-40, September 2014.   


The Cargo Fare Class Mix problem for an intermodal corridor - Revenue management in synchromodal container transportation


"The intermodal hinterland transportation of maritime containers is under pressure from port authorities and shippers to achieve a more integrated, efficient network operation. Current efforts for improving this have yielded limited results, though, as the transportation product structure limits the flexibility of transportation providers to optimise network logistics. Synchromodality aims to overc..." [More...]

B. van Riessen, R.R. Negenborn, R. Dekker. The Cargo Fare Class Mix problem for an intermodal corridor - Revenue management in synchromodal container transportation. Flexible Services and Manufacturing Journal, 2017.   


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