A Decision Method for Disruption Management Problems in Intermodal Freight Transport

  • Minfang Huang
  • Xiangpei Hu
  • Lihua Zhang
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 10)


In this paper, we propose a new decision method for dealing with disruption events in intermodal freight transport. First of all, the forecasting decision for the duration of disruption events is presented, which decides whether a rearrangement is needed. Secondly, a network-based optimization model for intermodal freight transport disruption management is built. Then an improved depth-first search strategy is developed, which is beneficial to automatically generating the routes and achieving the recovery strategies quickly. Finally, a numerical example is applied to verify the decision method. The new decision method supports the real-time decision making for disruption management problems.


Decision method Disruption management Intermodal freight transport 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minfang Huang
    • 1
  • Xiangpei Hu
    • 2
  • Lihua Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementNorth China Electric Power UniversityHuilongguanChina
  2. 2.Dalian University of TechnologyDalianChina

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