Multimodal freight transport developed in the transportation sector as an alternative to unimodal transport faced with the challenges brought by the growing global demand for transporting goods. Multimodal transport is the transportation of goods using at least two modes of transport, usually door-to-door. The common transport modes include railways, maritime routes, and the roads.
When restructuring and reconfiguring their logistics strategies, freight operators seek optimal operational plans to increase cost efficiency, improve customer service effectiveness, and enhance environmental sustainability throughout their entire supply chain network.
Multimodal Operational Planning
Multimodal operational planning is investigated from two perspectives: modelling modal shift policy and planning of multimodal freight transportation. The section on the modal shift focuses on evaluating modal shift transport policy measures and aims to raise awareness and consideration towards the change of transportation mode as a transport policy option. It also includes various collaboration settings throughout the freight flow from the origin to the final destination.