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9 September 2019 Profit Calculation and Allocation for Rail-sea Intermodal Transportation Alliance in Port
Huawei Duan, Changsong Ma, Xiaodong Ding
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Duan, H.-W.; Ma, C.-S., and Ding, X.-D., 2019. Profit calculation and allocation for rail-sea intermodal transportation alliance in port. In: Gong, D.; Zhu, H., and Liu, R. (eds.), Selected Topics in Coastal Research: Engineering, Industry, Economy, and Sustainable Development. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 94, pp. 385–391. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

In order to promote the alliance of railway and marine transport enterprises in port and ensure the alliance stability, the alliance profit calculation model and allocation scheme is studied. Firstly, the essence of the alliance is analyzed. Secondly, the pricing game models of different alliance structures are established and solved to get the alliance profit. Thirdly, the alliance profit is allocated by Myerson value method. Then the allocation scheme is adjusted considering the difference of the resources invested by the alliance members. Finally, numerical example is contructed to verify the validity of the profit calculation model and allocation scheme. Following conclusions are drawn. The more enterprises to participate in the alliance, the more favorable to the customer and the port. Alliance profit is related to the number of enterprises participating in the alliance, but is not related to the nature of the participation. The smaller transportation cost, the greater the alliance profit. It is feasible to allocate the alliance profit in an effective and fair manner based on Myerson value method, but adjustments are necessary to express the influence exerted by resource inputs.

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Huawei Duan, Changsong Ma, and Xiaodong Ding "Profit Calculation and Allocation for Rail-sea Intermodal Transportation Alliance in Port," Journal of Coastal Research 94(sp1), 385-391, (9 September 2019).
Received: 2 March 2019; Accepted: 30 April 2019; Published: 9 September 2019

Myerson Value
Profit allocation
Rail-sea Intermodal Transportation alliance
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