A Computer Simulation Evaluation Model for Unitized, Containerized Cargo Transport Systems.
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The economic advantages of cargo containerization are such that incomplete use of the container internal volume for source-to-user shipments is practicable. From this basic hypothesis, a decision criterion is developed for selecting cargo transportation containers or families of containers which best satisfy the various system cargo transportation characteristics. The methodology uses a computer simulation model to economically compare alternative containers when consideration is given to the specific container type, the network travel paths, destination cargo item characteristics, and the destination demand differences. Modified author abstract
- Containers and Packaging
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies