Computational Framework for Port Community Systems Towards Synchromodal Freight Networks

  1. 1 Instituto Politecnico de Setubal

    Instituto Politecnico de Setubal

    Setúbal, Portugal


  2. 2 Universidade de Lisboa

    Universidade de Lisboa

    Lisboa, Portugal


  3. 3 Universidad de Huelva

    Universidad de Huelva

    Huelva, España


Estudios de economía aplicada

ISSN: 1133-3197 1697-5731

Year of publication: 2018

Issue Title: Economía del transporte y logística portuaria

Volume: 36

Issue: 3

Pages: 691-714

Type: Article

DOI: 10.25115/EEA.V36I3.2549 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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Port Community Systems (PCS) plays a role in supporting the competitiveness and efficiency of seaports through the reduction in both costs and the time needed for cargo to stay at the port. At seaports, multiple transport providers interact and a transport modal switch may occur. Seaports are therefore especially suited to assist the collaboration between terminals and transport providers. For doing so, a framework for sharing information between partners is needed in order to find transport solutions that can deliver cargo on-time, in a typical win-win situation. In this paper, we discuss a framework for guiding a wise allocation of cargo. The seaport is modeled as a store system, and cargo is categorized according to fixed properties and time varying properties (remaining time until due-time or expiration date). The cooperation is done in real-time and is a step towards synchromodal freight networks.

Funding information

This work was supported by FCT, through IDMEC, under LAETA Pest-OE/EME/LA0022


  • FCT Portugal
    • LAETA Pest-OE/EME/LA0022

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