Liner ship fleet deployment with container transshipment operations

Shuaian Wang, Qiang Meng

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Abstract

This paper proposes a liner ship fleet deployment (LSFD) problem with container transshipment operations. The proposed problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programming model which allows container transshipment operations at any port, any number of times, without explicitly defining the container transshipment variables. Experiments on the Asia-Europe-Oceania shipping network of a global liner shipping company show that more than one third (17-22 ports) of the total of 46 ports have transshipment throughputs. Computational studies based on randomly generated large-scale shipping networks demonstrate that the proposed model can be solved efficiently by CPLEX.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-484
Number of pages15
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fleet deployment
  • Liner shipping
  • Mixed-integer linear programming model
  • Transshipment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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