A matheuristic for the Cargo Mix Problem with Block Stowage

Jonas Mark Christensen, Dario Pacino

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    Abstract

    The cargo-mix problem aims at selecting the amount of containers of a given type to load on a vessel. In this article we present an extended definition that includes the analysis of a circular route with draft restrictions, limitations on expected cargo and the use of a block stowage strategy. A compact formulation of the problem based on the state-of-the-art heuristic decomposition is shown not to be able to solve the extended problem, thus a matheuristic approach is presented that can achieve high quality results in a matter of seconds.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransportation Research. Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
    Volume97
    Pages (from-to)151-171
    ISSN1366-5545
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

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