A novel hybrid-link-based container routing model

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Container routing determines how to transport containers from their origins to their destinations in a liner shipping network. Container routing needs to be solved a number of times as a subproblem in tactical-level decision planning of liner shipping operations. Container routing is similar to the multi-commodity flow problem. This research proposes a novel hybrid-link-based model that nests the existing origin-link-based and destination-link-based models as special cases. Moreover, the hybrid-link-based model is at least as compact as the origin-to-destination-link-based, origin-link-based and destination-link-based models in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Container routing
  • Hybrid-link-based model
  • Liner shipping
  • Maritime transportation
  • Multi-commodity flow
  • Totally unimodular matrix

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation


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