New Zealand intermodal freight network and the potential for mode shifting (2012)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Other
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury. Mechanical Engineering
AuthorsAsuncion, J., Rendall, S., Murray, R., Krumdieck, S.show all
Intermodal freight transport is a system of interconnected networks involving various modes and facilities allowing transfer of commodities from one mode to another. The system aims to provide efficient, seamless transport of goods from the origin to its destination offering producers and manufacturers a full range of transportation modes and routing options. In this paper, we review the different modes of freight transportation in New Zealand as well as the current trends of mode share. A GIS-based optimisation model is created integrating road, rail and shipping network called the New Zealand Intermodal Freight Network (NZIFN). The resulting model uses deterrence parameters such as operational costs and time-of-delivery as well as energy consumption and emissions, evaluates trade-offs, and finds the most optimal route from a given origin to a destination. The model is applied to hypothetical scenarios of distribution from Auckland to Wellington and Auckland to Christchurch which demonstrates how freight mode
CitationAsuncion, J., Rendall, S., Murray, R., Krumdieck, S. (2012) New Zealand intermodal freight network and the potential for mode shifting. Rotorua, New Zealand: IPENZ Transportation Group Conference, 18-21 Mar 2012.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research09 - Engineering::0905 - Civil Engineering::090507 - Transport Engineering
09 - Engineering::0913 - Mechanical Engineering::091307 - Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation