Scenarios for Collaborative Planning of Inter-Terminal Transportation

  • Herbert KopferEmail author
  • Dong-Won Jang
  • Benedikt Vornhusen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9855)


The immense growth of containerized transport and the increasing frequency of calls of mega-vessels at terminals, serving as transshipment points, require powerful planning methods for the efficient fulfillment of inter-terminal transportation tasks. Collaborative planning, and in particular the exchange of tasks among carriers, is a promising instrument for increasing the efficiency of inter-terminal transportation. The exchange of tasks can be organized by auctions performed by the carriers. Three different collaborative planning scenarios are presented in this paper. These scenarios are evaluated by computational experiments. Based on the preferences of terminal operators and the outcome of computational experiments, recommendations for collaborative inter-terminal transportation are derived.


Inter-terminal transportation Collaborative transportation planning First-price auction Forwarding profit Collaboration profit 



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2015R1A6A3A03019652)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Kopfer
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dong-Won Jang
    • 1
  • Benedikt Vornhusen
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair of LogisticsUniversity of BremenBremenGermany

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