Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation (GIFT) Model

Research Project Title

Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation (GIFT) Model


Project Description

The Geospatial Intermodal Freight Transportation (GIFT) Model is a network optimization model collaboratively developed by the University of Delaware and the Rochester Institute of Technology to evaluate the energy, emission, cost, and time-of-delivery attributes of intermodal freight transport.  The network is characterized not only by distance and time-of-delivery, but also by operating costs, energy, and emissions.


Project Team

CEOE Faculty
James J. Corbett

Other UD Faculty

PAST co-PI, NOT current:

Earl “Rusty” Lee
Some UD staff S-contract support.


PAST students, NOT current:

Chengfeng Wang, Ph.D.,  Eric Deans, Ph.D.
Some RIT students


James J. Winebrake, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology; Karl Korfmacher, Rochester Institute of Technology; J. Scott Hawker, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Featured Faculty

James Corbett

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Associate Director, MP & Professor Marine Policy


CEOE School & Departments

School of Marine Science & Policy

Advancing the understanding, stewardship, and conservation of estuarine, coastal, and ocean environments.

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Department of Geological Sciences

Discovering how geological processes have operated over various time scales to create and influence the planet’s surface environments.

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Department of Geography

Investigating the interactions between people and the environment and the processes that explain the location of human and natural phenomena.

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College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment • 111 Robinson Hall • Newark, DE 19716 • USA
Phone: 302-831-2841 • E-mail: ceoe-info@udel.edu

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