publication . Doctoral thesis . 2006

Hub exchange operations in intermodal hub-and spoke networks: A performance comparison of rail-rail exchange facilities

Bontekoning, Y.M.;
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  • Published: 06 Feb 2006
  • Publisher: IOS Press
  • Country: Netherlands
The implementation of hub-and-spoke networks in intermodal transport is suggested as one of the potential solutions for helping to increase the intermodal market share. Traditionally, trains are shunted at hubs; this is a time-consuming process. Since the early 1990s a new type of intermodal terminal, specifically designed for fast tran-shipment at nodes in hub-and-spoke networks, has been introduced in Europe. These hub terminals could replace this time-consuming shunting. Studies on the new hub terminals suggest that they may perform more efficiently than shunting yards. However, a systematic comparison to reveal the operational and costs differences be-tween ...
free text keywords: freight, intermodal, rail, terminals, shunting, hub-and-spoke
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