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A computer model that simulates container transport ECOTRANS

AuthorsMartin van Hees
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 65
Date1 dec. 1998
Reading time6 minutes

In cooperation with the Delft University of Technology (TUD), MARIN has developed ECOTRANS, a computer model that simulates container transport on the River Rhine between Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Mainz, Germany. The model, which was developed at the behest of The Netherlands Institute of Maritime Research (NIM), is intended to quantify the economic merits of container transport by water in order to compare them with other transport modalities, such as trains and trucks. ECOTRANS covers naval, architectural, operational and economic aspects, and is being used to compare vessel concepts and analyze transport schedules.


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