D2.5 : Integration of the NOVIMOVE developments in the NOVIMOVE transport model
The main objective of this deliverable is to integrate NOVIMOVE innovations developed in WP2, WP3 and WP4 in the benchmark logistics simulation model. The innovations in WP2 are developed in deliverable D2.4 (van Hassel, et al., 2021) for improved port logistics and cargo reconstruction. For the WP3 innovations, we refer to deliverables D3.3 (Flikkema, et al., 2022) and D3.4 (Mohamoud, et al., 2022) for the detailed designs of Smart River Navigation and Dynamic Scheduling, respectively. For WP4 innovations we refer to deliverable D4.3 (Thill, et al., 2022) for innovative vessel concepts. The integration needs to be done in such a way that the outputs of the different innovations are aligned with the benchmark logistics simulation model. In this deliverable, we explain in detail how these integration tasks are designed and formulated for each of the innovations. Furthermore, we explain how the innovations are planned to be assessed in comparison to the baseline NOVIMOVE transport results in deliverable D2.3 (Atasoy, et al., 2022) as the benchmark. The tasks of this deliverable are carried out such that there are additional inputs to the NOVIMOVE transport model to represent the innovations through additional modules. Therefore, the innovations will be reflected as differences of operational parameters of the Inland Waterway Transportation (IWT) alternative, e.g., time and cost, in the Rhine-Alpine Corridor. The changes on the time and cost enable us to evaluate the directly related KPIs as well as fuel consumption and emissions as predefined in Deliverable D2.1 (Ramos C. , et al., 2020). The differences differences in time and cost (also referred as “delta”s throughout the deliverable) then change the way the cargo flow is split across different modes based on the mode choice and assignment sub-models. As a result, the KPIs related to total cargo volume as well as load factors can also be evaluated. Moreover, the process allows to assess the impact of the innovations in terms of their impact on the modal split, more specifically to assess the potential of them in terms of increasing the mode share of IWT as the ultimate goal of the NOVIMOVE project. The inputs and the additional modules to generate the deltas in terms of time and cost are designed in a parametric way so that, when there is new information available regarding any of the innovations, the changes can be made in the model accordingly. In a nutshell, the design of the modules is set in this deliverable yet the parameter values can be altered as also highlighted throughout the deliverable text. In summary, this deliverable provides the framework for integrating the NOVIMOVE innovations from WP2, WP3 and WP4 based on the individual analysis of each of the innovations. Determining the impact of the innovations will be the task of deliverable D2.7 when everything is implemented within the NOVIMOVE transport model and tested under different scenarios. Namely, it will be possible to analyse the relevant KPIs based on the impact of the innovations.
Delft University of technology , 2023
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