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The Problem of Sustainable Intermodal Transportation: A Case Study of an International Logistics Company, Turkey

Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Çukurova University, Balcalı, Sarıçam/Adana 01330, Turkey
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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4268; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114268
Received: 2 October 2018 / Revised: 1 November 2018 / Accepted: 13 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Intermodal Transportation and Sustainable Mobility)
Environmental and social concerns force logistics firms to evaluate various risk factors for intermodal transportation systems. In this context, this paper takes into account economic, social, and ecological risk factors that have attracted considerable attention toward sustainable transportation. In this paper, the allocation of export containers to transportation modes, by incorporating social and ecological risks with a main focus on the minimization of transportation costs, was examined. A mixed-integer-programming-based mathematical model was proposed to decide how the containers can be allocated to different transportation modes. In addition, a fuzzy-based approach was performed to determine the social and ecological risk weights of the transportation modes within the decision process. Each mode was evaluated with social risks (e.g., human accidents and deaths) and ecological risks (e.g., emission values and noise pollution) by decision makers via the assignment of numerical scores. The obtained results show that optimal transportation modes more economical and environmentally friendly were provided by the proposed methods. View Full-Text
Keywords: intermodal transportation; sustainable transportation; mathematical model; fuzzy-based approach intermodal transportation; sustainable transportation; mathematical model; fuzzy-based approach
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Göçmen, E.; Erol, R. The Problem of Sustainable Intermodal Transportation: A Case Study of an International Logistics Company, Turkey. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4268. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114268

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Göçmen E, Erol R. The Problem of Sustainable Intermodal Transportation: A Case Study of an International Logistics Company, Turkey. Sustainability. 2018; 10(11):4268. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114268

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Göçmen, Elifcan, and Rızvan Erol. 2018. "The Problem of Sustainable Intermodal Transportation: A Case Study of an International Logistics Company, Turkey" Sustainability 10, no. 11: 4268. https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114268

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