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Freight-on-Transit for urban last-mile deliveries: A Strategic Planning Approach

Abstract : We study a delivery strategy for last-mile deliveries in urban areas which combines freight transportation with mass mobility systems with the goal of creating synergies contrasting negative externalities caused by transportation. The idea is to use the residual capacity on public transport means for moving freights within the city. In particular, the system is such that parcels are first transported from origins (central distribution centers) to drop-in stations, which are stop locations on public vehicles itineraries. Then, they are transported through public vehicles to drop-out stations, from where they are delivered to destination by freighters using green vehicles (such as bikes, drones, porters, etc.). The system is known as Freight-On-Transit (FOT). In this paper, we focus on the strategic decisions related to defining the public transportation network that will take part to the delivery system, i.e., which public vehicle lines and stop locations will be included (and thus equipped for the service). We propose different formulations for the problem and effective heuristic solution approaches based on column generation. We perform exhaustive tests aimed at providing managerial insights on the performance and the efficiency of the system.
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Submitted on : Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 5:49:02 PM
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Diego Delle Donne, Laurent Alfandari, Claudia Archetti, Ivana Ljubić. Freight-on-Transit for urban last-mile deliveries: A Strategic Planning Approach. 2021. ⟨hal-03457899⟩



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