International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Mathematical Programming Approach to Determining the Impact of World Coal Demands on U.S Logistics Planning

Document Type

Conference Paper

Abstract

The Coal Logistics System (COLS) was used to evaluate the transportation infrastructure impacts of increased world coal demands. The design of COLS is flexible in order to incorporate new information and assumptions about the coal transportation and transshipment system such as: export coal demand scenarios, costs and performance characteristics of ports and other transportation infrastructure, and new technologies. The magnitude and complexity of the decision problem necessitates that these complex relationships may be simulated in such a prescriptive model in order to provide information to planners quickly and in a useable manner.

Publication Title

Modeling and Simulation, Proceedings of the Annual Pittsburgh Conference

Publication Date

12-1-1984

First Page

303

Last Page

307

ISBN

0876648308

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