Dissecting drayage

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dc.contributor.author Srour, F. Jordan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-19T10:54:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-19T10:54:00Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/6835
dc.description.abstract The term dray dates back to the 14th century when it was used commonly to describe a type of very sturdy sideless cart . In the 1700s the word drayage came into use meaning “to transport by a sideless cart”. Today, drayage commonly refers to the transport of containerized cargo to and from port or rail terminals and inland locations. With the phenomenal growth of containerized freight since the container’s introduction in 1956, the drayage industry has also experienced significant growth. In fact, according to the Bureau for Transportation Statistics, the world saw total maritime container traffic grow to approximately 417 million twenty foot equivalent units (TEUs) in 2006. Unfortunately, the drayage portion of a door-to-door container move tends to be the most costly part of the move. There are a variety of reasons for this disproportionate assignment of costs, including a great deal of uncertainty at the interface of modes. For example, trucks moving containers to and from a port terminal are often uncertain as to how long it will take them to pick up a designated container coming from a ship, from the terminal stack, or from customs. This uncertainty leads to much difficulty and inefficiency in planning a profitable routing for multiple containers in one day. We study this problem from three perspectives using both empirical and theoretical techniques. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Traveling salesman problem en_US
dc.subject Vehicle routing problem en_US
dc.subject Containerization. en_US
dc.subject Stacker cranes en_US
dc.title Dissecting drayage en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle an examination of structure, Information, and control in drayage operations en_US
dc.author.degree PHD en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201204645 en_US
dc.author.commembers Van de Velde, S. L.
dc.author.commembers De Koster, M. B. M.
dc.author.department Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.description.physdesc viii, 234 p. : ill. en_US
dc.keywords Advanced information en_US
dc.keywords Asymmetric traveling salesman problem en_US
dc.keywords Drayage en_US
dc.keywords Intermodal freight en_US
dc.keywords Multi-agent systems en_US
dc.keywords On-line routing en_US
dc.keywords Real-time transport en_US
dc.keywords Stacker crane problems en_US
dc.keywords Traveling salesman problem en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Srour, J. (2010). Dissecting drayage: An examination of structure, information, and control in drayage operations (No. EPS-2010-186-LIS). en_US
dc.author.email jordan.srour@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://repub.eur.nl/pub/18231/ en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7623-723X en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7623-723X en_US
dc.publisher.institution Erasmus University Rotterdam en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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