Operativa del transporte de mercancías por carretera y formación de clústeres logísticos.TRANSOPE : un modelo basado en agentes

  1. Aitor Salas Peña
Supervised by:
  1. Blanca Cases Gutierrez Director
  2. Juan Carlos García Palomares Director

Defence university: Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fecha de defensa: 15 July 2022

  1. Javier Gutiérrez Puebla Chair
  2. Borja Moya Gómez Secretary
  3. José Antonio Gutiérrez Gallego Committee member
  4. José David Núñez González Committee member
  5. José Manuel Vassallo Magro Committee member

Type: Thesis


As Mérenne states, transport activities are crucial in our way of life, since they articulate the global economy through networks of flows that allow the mobility of people and the exchange of goods and services. Among these activities, Road Freight Transport (henceforth RFT) is a key sector, whose importance in the articulation of goods distribution systems has been increasing in recent times, mainly due to the intensification of consumer habits. The RFT sector is also a complex system involving a multitude of companies with different functions and sizes, which interact with each other by providing services and exchanging information and knowledge through collaborative networks organized in the territory.The thesis presented here, "Spatial dynamics in Road Freight Transport operations and formation of logistics clusters. TRANSOPE: an agent-based model", analyses the way in which these agents, taken here as RFT companies, collaborate with each other through contractual relationships forming subcontracting chains in order to complete transport operations. From the formation of these chains, a whole network of collaborations between agents of different types is woven, leading to the creation of environments that are particularly active in the exchange of transport services and knowledge. We call these environments logistics clusters...