A Multi-Stage Optimization-Based Approach for the Liner Shipping Problem

P. S. Tsilingiris, Harilaos N. Psaraftis

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Abstract

The central contribution of this paper is to provide a decision-support methodology for a broad class of inter-related problems in liner shipping. We aim at the optimization of liner networks by transforming the total network design into a sequential multi-stage optimization process in terms of Ship Routing & Scheduling, Fleet Deployment, and Transshipment. By fixing the various sources of non-linearity and by breaking down the total network design into the sequential solution of the aforesaid set of subproblems we have managed to accomplish our goals via the use of Linear, Dynamic and Integer Programming. The stages of the methodology are not completely autonomous; conversely, they interact in a dynamic way.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2006
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Congress on Transport Research in Greece - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 19 May 200620 May 2006
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Congress on Transport Research in Greece
Number3
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period19/05/200620/05/2006

Keywords

  • Maritime transportation
  • Ship routing
  • Fleet deployment
  • Liner networks

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