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Microscopic Agent-Based Parcel Demand Model for the Simulation of CEP-Based Urban Freight Movements to and from Companies

Barthelmes, Lukas ORCID iD icon 1; Görgülü, Mehmet Emre ORCID iD icon 1; Kübler, Jelle ORCID iD icon 1; Kagerbauer, Martin 1; Vortisch, Peter 1
1 Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Recently, a substantial increase in parcel volumes has been observable, primarily shipped by courier, express, and parcel service providers (CEPSPs). Especially in urban areas, existing space conflicts are intensified, while emissions are steadily rising due to the higher need of parcel transportation. From a regional planning perspective, understanding the net effect of increased parcel volumes is essential for transportation planning and policies, for which freight demand models are commonly used. Existing models primarily focus on parcel deliveries to private customers, although parcel shipments to and from companies considerably contribute to the overall parcel volumes. Hence, this study aims to develop an agent-based model that explicitly represents the in- and outgoing parcel volumes of companies in urban areas delivered by CEPSPs. An approach based on Open Data and self-conducted expert interviews with CEPSPs is developed. First, OpenStreetMap data is used to geographically represent companies with the corresponding sector assignment within a study area in Karlsruhe, Germany. Second, a concept for modeling the weekly in- and outgoing parcel volume for each company in the study area is developed using literature-based data. ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Verkehrswesen (IFV)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2023
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISBN: 978-3-031-28236-2
ISSN: 2194-8917
KITopen-ID: 1000156990
Erschienen in Advances in Resilient and Sustainable Transport – Proceedings of the 6th Interdisciplinary Conference on Production, Logistics and Traffic 2023. Ed.: U. Clausen
Veranstaltung 6th Interdisciplinary Conference on Production, Logistics and Traffic (ICPLT 2023), Dortmund, Deutschland, 21.03.2023 – 22.03.2023
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Seiten 75–92
Serie Lecture Notes in Logistics (LNLO)
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 12.03.2023
Schlagwörter Urban freight, Commercial parcel volumes, Agent-based, Open data, Travel demand
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