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Network design model for intermodal transport: the case of the hinterland of the Port of Cotonou
Lihoussou, Messan mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > > Form. doct. sc. éco. & gest. (sc. gestion - Bologne)]
Limbourg, Sabine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC-Ecole de gestion : UER > UER Opérations : Logistique >]
ILS 2012 Proceeding
7 pages
4th International Conference on Information Systems, Logistics and Supply Chain
du 26 au 29 août 2012
CIRRELT, Université Laval, Canada
[en] Intermodal transport ; hinterland ; port of Cotonou
[en] Since 2006, the Millennium Challenge Account program subsidizes a project to improve the performance of the
Port of Cotonou, through modernization of infrastructure and management systems, and strengthening institutional reforms. But the project mainly concerns the port, not the development of its hinterland. However, no port can develop without its links with its hinterland. That’s why we analyse the issues relating to the hinterland transport network. Both rail and road transportation networks will be examined. We also investigate inland terminals in order to build up intermodal transportation which is almost non-operational. Thus, the objective of this paper is to determine the optimal number and locations of the terminals so that the total costs of the distribution network are minimized.

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