An aggregate transport demand model for import and export flow simulation

    Agostino Nuzzolo Affiliation
    ; Umberto Crisalli Affiliation
    ; Antonio Comi Affiliation


This paper presents a system of models for the estimation of international (import/export) freight flows through a partial share approach. It allows us to simulate attraction, production, distribution and modal split for the estimation of modal Origin-Destination matrices in quantities. Aiming at predicting long term effects for strategic planning, the modelling system has been specified through easy-to-capture variables represented by level-of-service attributes and aggregate socio-economic variables. The calibration was carried out by using a set of available data in Italy that allowed us to consider import/export flows for different freight types given by the aggregation of classes provided by European NST/R classifications.

First published online: 25 Oct 2013

Keyword : import/export, international freight transport demand, freight demand elasticity, mode choice, distribution model

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Nuzzolo, A., Crisalli, U., & Comi, A. (2015). An aggregate transport demand model for import and export flow simulation. Transport, 30(1), 43–54.
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