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Assessing the effect of infrastructure and service attributes on realization of motorways of the sea

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dc.contributor.author Tsamboulas, D en
dc.contributor.author Moraiti, P en
dc.contributor.author Vlahogianni, E en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:59:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:59:36Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en
dc.identifier.issn 03611981 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/29008
dc.subject.other Decision makers en
dc.subject.other Environmental damage en
dc.subject.other Macro scale en
dc.subject.other Methodological frameworks en
dc.subject.other Modal shifts en
dc.subject.other Operational characteristics en
dc.subject.other Operational state en
dc.subject.other Rail service en
dc.subject.other Service attributes en
dc.subject.other Service improvement en
dc.subject.other Bayesian networks en
dc.subject.other Competition en
dc.subject.other Decision making en
dc.subject.other Integration en
dc.subject.other Investments en
dc.subject.other Molybdenum compounds en
dc.subject.other Supply chain management en
dc.subject.other Supply chains en
dc.subject.other Intermodal transportation en
dc.title Assessing the effect of infrastructure and service attributes on realization of motorways of the sea en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.3141/2166-11 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.3141/2166-11 en
heal.publicationDate 2010 en
heal.abstract Motorways of the sea (MoS) is regarded as the integrated modal transportation supply chain that offers a realistic prospect for a substantial modal shift from road. It is also considered to contribute to improving competitiveness, reducing environmental damage, and enhancing regional cohesion. Research on MoS services has only recently started to develop. This paper proposes a probabilistic methodological framework based on Bayesian networks to identify and quantify the effect of different attributes on transportation supply chains that could foster the shift from traditional intermodal services to an integrated MoS process. Aspects such as operational characteristics of ports, hinterland operations, security, and administrative and customs procedures, as well as maritime and rail services, are jointly assessed. The proposed methodology identifies and prioritizes those attributes that most likely will lead to improving the operational state of an intermodal supply chain, thus rendering it an MoS chain. This could be a useful tool for decision makers to obtain the necessary information on a macro scale as they decide whether to proceed with needed investments for those intermodal links selected as potential MoS. Therefore, the model can be integrated into a decision-making framework as a tool by which necessary investments or service improvements or both could be identified. en
heal.journalName Transportation Research Record en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3141/2166-11 en
dc.identifier.issue 2166 en
dc.identifier.spage 90 en
dc.identifier.epage 98 en


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