Solving the Conflicts in Intermodal Freight Hub Location Decisions

Sirikijpanichkul, Ackchai & Ferreira, Luis (2006) Solving the Conflicts in Intermodal Freight Hub Location Decisions. In Sirikijpanichkul, Ackchai & Wai, Shih Hoi (Eds.) BEE Postgraduate Infrastructure Theme Conference 2006, 26th September 2006, Gardens Point Campus, Queensland University of Technology.


In the movement of freight across the supply chain, intermodal hubs play an important role as points of transfer between different modes. Hub location is one of the most crucial success factors bearing directly and indirectly on the main stakeholders involved including policy makers, investors, hub operators, freight operators, and the local community affected. There have been several attempts to develop models to evaluate the optimum location of hubs. However, those models tend to maximize hub owners’ and users’ benefits. Only a few attempts have been made to include community impacts. There is a need to deal with the individual perception and strategic behavior of each stakeholder, including the behaviour and objectives of the impacted community living close to potential hub sites. The paper focuses on the development of a model to solve the conflicts in intermodal freight hub location decisions. The model will be developed, based upon the most appropriate multi-objective evaluation techniques derived from the findings of the research investigation, with other supporting established modules including land use allocation and transport network models; financial viability; hub user cost; and environmental and traffic impact modules. The developed model is expected to be a comprehensive tool for assisting decision makers in selecting the optimum hub locations that satisfy the often conflicting needs of the major players.

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ID Code: 5229
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Intermodal, freight transport, hub location model, multi, objective evaluation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 (The authors)
Deposited On: 09 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:34

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