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Freight Transport Modelling is a unique new reference book that provides insight into the state-of-the-art of freight modelling. Focusing on models used to support public transport policy analysis, Freight Transport Modelling systematically introduces the latest freight transport modelling approaches and describes the main methods and techniques used to arrive at operational models.
As freight transport has grown exponentially in recent decades, policymakers now need to include freight flows in quantitative evaluations of transport systems. Whereas early freight modelling practice was inspired by passenger transport models, by now it has developed its separate stream of methods and techniques inspired by disciplines such as economic geography and supply chain management.
Besides summarizing the latest achievements in fundamental research, this book describes the state of practice and advises practitioners on how to cope with typical challenges such as limitations in data availability.
- Uniquely focused book exploring the key issues and logistics of freight transport modelling
- Highlights the latest approaches and describes the main methods and techniques used to arrive at operational models
- Summarizes fundamental research into freight transport modeling, as well as current practices and advice for practitioners facing day-to-day challenges
Researchers, practitioners and students working on freight modelling
List of Contributors
1.1 Background and Objectives
1.2 Conceptual Framework for Freight Decisions
1.3 Freight Models – Theoretical Perspective of the Book
1.4 Freight Models – Practical Perspectives Addressed
1.5 Organisation of This Volume
2. Modelling Inter-Regional Freight Demand with Input–Output, Gravity and SCGE Methodologies
2.2 State-of-the-Art in of Inter-Regional Freight Demand Modelling
2.3 Forecasting Inter-Regional Trade Using Gravity
2.4 Multi-Regional I/O Framework
2.5 Spatial General Equilibrium Models and NEG Effects
2.6 Conclusions and Ideas for Further Research
Suggestions for Further Reading
3. Freight Generation and Freight Trip Generation Models
3.2 Literature Review
3.3 Logistical Interpretation of FG/FTG
3.4 Factors to Take into Account when Estimating or Applying FG and FTG
3.5 Case Study: FTG in the New York City Metropolitan Area
4. Distribution Structures
4.2 The Micro Level
4.3 From Micro to Macro Level
5. Inventory Theory and Freight Transport Modelling
5.1 Inventory Theory
5.2 Microeconomics of Logistics and Freight Transport
5.4 The Econometrics of Freight Mode Choice and Shipment Size
5.5 Perspectives for Simulation
6. Mode Choice Models
6.2 The Disaggregate Mode Choice Theory
6.3 Practical Examples
7. Vehicle-Trip Estimation Models
7.2 Estimation of Loaded Trips
7.3 Estimation of Empty Trips
7.4 Concluding Remarks
8. Urban Freight Models
8.2 Push Models of Urban Freight
8.3 Pull Models for Urban Freight
8.4 Emerging Modelling Approaches
9. Freight Service Valuation and Elasticities
9.2 Freight Service Valuation
9.3 Freight Transport Elasticities
10. Data Availability and Model Form
10.2 Overview of Different Data Sources for Freight Transport Modelling
10.3 Which Data Sources Can Be Used in Which Type of Model?
10.4 Discussion on Data Availability and Model Form
10.5 Dealing with Data Limitations Through Estimation
10.6 Concluding Remarks
11. Comprehensive Versus Simplified Models
11.2 High- and Low-Resolution Models
11.3 Model Objectives and Policy Questions and Their Impact on Model Form
11.4 Approaches for Simplification
11.5 Concluding Remarks on Comprehensive Versus Simplified Models
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- © Elsevier 2014
- 15th October 2013
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Lóránt Tavasszy, Professor of Freight and Logistics at the Delft University of Technology, Chair of Freight Transport and Logistics at Delft’s Transport Institute, and Fellow of their Research School for Transport, Infrastructure and Logistics. His research lies in the linkages between logistics, freight transportation and spatial systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 170 scientific publications, is the co-editor of Modelling Freight Transport, and has served as principal investigator for EU projects in transport, multimodal transport modelling, cost-benefit analysis, and strategic environmental assessment
Professor of Freight and Logistic, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft, The Netherlands
Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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