The combination of the trend towards decoupling long haul and first/last mile transport and the development of Connected and Automated Transport for short distance transport at (partly) confined areas leads to much interest in further development of Connected and Automated Transport between a decoupling point and terminals and business parks. Figure 1 presents several alternatives for decoupling near yards for reducing the negative impacts of congestion near (port) yards.
There is much interest in this topic since several benefits are expected of CAT concepts at Smart Yards such as:
Through simulation studies, amongst others by the PhD UTwente and PhD TU/e, various scenarios will be explored and it will be assessed to what extent and under which circumstances these benefits occur. The attached reports provide an overview on the simulation studies that are being executed.
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