Estimating Ship Travel Times On Inland Waterways

Johannes Asamer (Speaker), Matthias Prandtstetter

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We present an innovative first-time adoption of two methods for estimating travel times of ships on inland waterways. These methods are based on historical data and currently observed velocities. Precondition for these methods is a tracking system for ships like the "Donau River Information Service" (DoRIS) as implemented in Austria. We therefore developed and tested the approaches on the Austrian part of the Danube. Numerical results indicate a clear improvement of the reliability of estimated arrival times of ships compared to state-of-the-art approaches based on average travel times of ships solely. Operators of locks and harbors benefit from the provided information because they can optimize their processes subsequent to the arrival of a ship.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTRB Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board -
Duration: 12 Jan 201416 Jan 2014


Conference93rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board

Research Field

  • Former Research Field - Mobility Systems


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