A Matheuristic for the Liner Shipping Network Design Problem with Transit Time Restrictions

Berit Dangaard Brouer, Guy Desaulniers, Christian Vad Karsten, David Pisinger

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    Abstract

    We present a mathematical model for the liner shipping network design problem with transit time restrictions on the cargo flow. We extend an existing matheuristic for the liner shipping network design problem to consider transit time restrictions. The matheuristic is an improvement heuristic, where an integer program is solved iteratively as a move operator in a large-scale neighborhood search. To assess the effects of insertions/removals of port calls, flow and revenue changes are estimated for relevant commodities along with an estimation of the change in the vessel cost. Computational results on the benchmark suite LINER-LIB are reported, showing profitable networks for most instances. We provide insights on causes for rejecting demand and the average speed per vessel class in the solutions obtained.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationComputational Logistics : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference, ICCL 2015
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2015
    Pages195-208
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24263-7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-24264-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event6th International Conference on Computational Logistics: “Coordination for Real-Time Logistics” - Delft University of Technology , Delft, Netherlands
    Duration: 23 Sep 201525 Sep 2015

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Computational Logistics
    LocationDelft University of Technology
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    CityDelft
    Period23/09/201525/09/2015
    SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
    Volume9335
    ISSN0302-9743

    Keywords

    • Liner shipping
    • Network design
    • Transit time

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