Cristin-resultat-ID: 1009875
Sist endret: 5. juli 2013, 13:18
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2012
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Optimal transportation of logs and location of quay facillities in coastal regions og Norway

  • Vibeke Stærkebye Nørstebø og
  • Ulf Johansen


Forest Policy and Economics
ISSN 1389-9341
e-ISSN 1872-7050
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2013
Publisert online: 2012
Trykket: 2013
Volum: 26
Sider: 71 - 81


Isi-ID: 000312974200008
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84870524123

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Optimal transportation of logs and location of quay facillities in coastal regions og Norway


Transportation of timber in coastal regions of Norway is challenging. Transport by ship and availability of appropriate quay facilities are of major importance to increase the harvesting and use of wood, and to secure an efficient and flexible transportation system. An optimisation model is developed that finds the most efficient way to transport logs from supply to demand points and the associated quay locations by minimising total system costs. The influence of co-operation with other industries regarding investment and operation of quay structures is also investigated. We apply the model to a case including 258 municipalities along the Norwegian coast. We present both the model and results of the case study under different scenarios. The analysis shows that the major cost driver is truck transport, and that road quality is paramount, both for the total costs and for optimal location of quay facilities. The results of the scenario analysis also illustrate the trade-off between quay investment costs, number of quays, and truck transport. The model will be a key tool for both quay facility location planning and transportation planning in the Norwegian coastal forestry industry. The model is flexible and robust and can easily be adapted to new regulations and parameters.


Aktiv cristin-person

Vibeke Stærkebye Nørstebø

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Bærekraftig energiteknologi ved SINTEF AS

Ulf Johansen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Mobilitet og samfunnsøkonomi ved SINTEF AS
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