Consolidation in Urban Freight Transportation: Cost Allocation Models
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In this paper, we focus on the role of the municipality, as an enabler of consolidating goods bound for receivers in the city center, as a measure for goods flow improvement in urban freight transportation. A collaboration between freight forwarders and the municipality is studied. We present a cost allocation model based on solution concepts from cooperative game theory in order to allocate the operational costs related to the collaboration. We assume that the municipality is willing to carry some cost to ensure a stable collaboration for the potential benefits received, e.g. reduced traffic congestion. We apply the model on some illustrative examples and discuss the results. In one of the examples, the municipality pays an initial cost, but receives a negative cost allocation that covers this initial cost.
Collaboration, Cost Allocation, City Distribution Center, Municipality
Transport Systems and Logistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-121556OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-121556DiVA: diva2:856502