Print Email Facebook Twitter Exploring challenges and solutions for container transportation using rail: A modelling and simulation gaming study Title Exploring challenges and solutions for container transportation using rail: A modelling and simulation gaming study Author Kurapati, S. Kourounioti, I. Lukosch, H. Tavaszzy, L. Verbraeck, A. van Veen, L. van Nuland, B. Smit, T. Publication year 2017 Abstract Rail is a cost-effective and environment friendly freight transport modality when used efficiently. Stakeholders around Dutch ports are discouraged to choose rail due to uncertain train schedules and the dispersed nature of freight flows across terminals in the port. To understand the challenges and opportunities of freight transport using rail, we used a combined approach of modelling and simulation gaming as participative research method. In addition to a simulation game, we developed a metamodel to simulate all possible choices of the players in the game. We designed and executed simulation gaming sessions with professionals and students. Within these sessions, we collected data in the form of surveys and in-game observations on the behaviour of the players. We compared and contrasted the results of the metamodel with those of the gaming sessions. The main contribution of the research is the provision of a deep insight into the challenges and opportunities offered by efficient transportation of containers using rail. The combined approach allows us to assess the effectiveness of various incentives to consolidate freight, promote intermodal transportation and to encourage the development of efficient services for rail freight transport. © 2017 IEEE. ASPISEK; Porto di Napoli; PTV AG; Rete Ferroviaria Italiana (RFI); Transport Simulation Systems (TSS); UIRNet S.p.A. Subject 2015 Urban Mobility & EnvironmentSTL - Sustainable Transport & LogisticsELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesContainer terminalRail bundlingRail cargo challengeSerious gameContainersCost effectivenessIntelligent systemsIntelligent vehicle highway systemsIntermodal transportationSerious gamesTransfer cases (vehicles)Container transportationEnvironment friendlyFreight transportModelling and simulationSimulation gamingsSimulation modelFreight transportation To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:67d14ed0-6507-45dd-9fbb-b3ce149f4e6a TNO identifier 782418 Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. ISBN 9781509064847 Source 5th IEEE International Conference on Models and Technologies for Intelligent Transportation Systems, MT-ITS 2017. 26 June 2017 through 28 June 2017, 158-163 Article number 8005657 Document type conference paper Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.