Cooperative Transportation Planning and Cost Allocation
A freight forwarder may consolidate its goods transportations in order to achieve a more efficient operation. When goods transportations are consolidated, they may reduce operational costs, e.g. labor and fuel. This can be further improved if a number of freight forwarders cooperate and consolidate their collective goods transportations, i.e. it is a cooperation between competitors, a coopetition. In order to maintain the cooperation, a suitable business model, in which fair cost allocations
... cost allocations plays an important role is essential. The potential by cooperating is not exclusive to freight forwarders, but in fact, any type of goods transportation planning may benefit from cooperation. In this thesis, cooperative game theory is used as an academic tool to study cooperation between stakeholders in different transportation planning applications. Cooperative game theory defines a number of criteria for fair cost allocations. pervisors at LiU, Maud Göthe-Lundgren and Stefan Engevall; thank you(!) for a lot of fun, interesting and productive discussions. I would also like to thank my supervisor at VTI, Jenny Karlsson, for giving feedback on Paper 1-3 and this thesis. A thank you to the rest of my colleagues at both KTS and VTI is also in order.