Optimization of Container Transportation for Fixed-Schedule Trains in Collaborative Logistics

Lukas F. Krasel

Publikation: AbschlussarbeitMasterarbeit


In current practice, two types of rail freight are common: In so-called wagonload freight, individual trains are composed of individual wagons, while block trains have a fixed set of wagons and directly connect their source to their destination without intermediate stops. Wagon load trains allow more flexibility, but the uncoupling and rearranging operations of wagons are rather costly. In this study, we investigate an alternative approach to combine the advantages of both operation techniques and potentially increase the efficiency of the freight sector.
Gradverleihende Hochschule
  • TU Wien
Betreuer/-in / Berater/-in
  • Raidl, Günther, Betreuer:in, Externe Person
  • Brandstätter, Georg, Betreuer:in
  • Ritzinger, Ulrike Maria, Betreuer:in
Datum der Bewilligung2 Dez. 2022
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2022

Research Field

  • Integrated Energy Systems


  • Transport Optimization; Mixed Integer Linear Programming; freight forwarder; rail freight; block trains; instance generation; capacities and costs; collaborative logistics; time-expanded network; container logistics


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