Designing an Intermodal Transportation Network: A Case Study in Viet Nam

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Tran Quynh Le
Suchada Rianmora
Panitan Kewcharoenwo


The ITND model developed in this study addresses the construction of the intermodal transportation network and finding the transpor-tation routes for each commodity from the origin to destination. The objective function was to minimize the total cost, including the fixed transportation cost, the variable transportation cost, the emission cost, and the transfer cost. The model also included the node capacity constraints, the detour constraints, and the vehicle utilization constraints. The model was tested with data from the south of Viet Nam transportation network. Multiple experiments were conducted in order to observe the effect of each constraints and the characteristics of the model with different constraint sets. The results show that by including all constraints to the  model, the resulting network perform better in terms of terminal capacity (and traffic), additional transportation distance (detour), and vehicle  utilization, with the expense of increasing the total cost by 2.9%.

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Le, T. Q., Rianmora, S., & Kewcharoenwo, P. (2019). Designing an Intermodal Transportation Network: A Case Study in Viet Nam. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ISJET), 2(2), 7–16. Retrieved from
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