Ship type decision considering empty container repositioning and foldable containers
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

This paper addresses a problem of ship type decision considering empty container repositioning and foldable containers, which determines the capacity of ships deployed in a given shipping route at a tactical level and empty container repositioning between ports at an operational level. It considers the use of foldable containers and aims to find under what conditions, a shipping liner needs to use the foldable containers. To solve the problem, we formulate a network flow model with a revised network simplex algorithm, based on which an exact solution approach is designed to determine the optimal ship type.

standard containers

demand

model

fleet deployment

allocation problem

service routes

Författare

Kai Wang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Shuaian Wang

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Lu Zhen

Shanghai University

Xiaobo Qu

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Geologi och geoteknik

University of Technology Sydney

Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review

1366-5545 (ISSN)

Vol. 108 97-121

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomi och näringsliv

DOI

10.1016/j.tre.2017.10.003