Fuzzy Chance-Constrained Programming for Optimal Containership Slot Exchange and Allocation in Liner Alliances

Weimin Ma, Lingxiao Wu

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Abstract

Containership slot exchange is a new cooperation strategy allowing participating carriers to seek to benefit from sharing capacities. On the basis of analyzing the characteristics of containership slot exchange and allocation problem in short sea cycle routes operated by liner alliances, this paper considers the uncertainties in revenue and demand then proposes a fuzzy chance-constrained slot exchange and allocation optimization programming model. The model takes marginal revenues and demands of different markets in fuzzy environments as fuzzy variables and aims at maximizing the total revenue of the liner alliance which operates multi-routes. A numerical example is applied to attest the method's practicability and feasibility. The conclusion suggests that in fuzzy environments, a proper containership slot exchange and allocation strategy can increase the total revenue of liner alliances significantly.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTE 2015 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Transportation Engineering
EditorsQiyuan Peng, Bingzhi Chen, Kelvin C. P. Wang, Xiaobo Liu
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages367-373
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479384
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2015 - Dalian, China
Duration: 26 Sep 201527 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameICTE 2015 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Transportation Engineering

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Transportation Engineering, ICTE 2015
Country/TerritoryChina
CityDalian
Period26/09/1527/09/15

Keywords

  • Fuzzy chance-constrained programming
  • Fuzzy environments
  • Liner alliances
  • Slot exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

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