Schedule design for sustainable container supply chain networks with port time windows

Abdurahim Alharbi, Shuaian Wang, Pam Davy

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This paper studies a practical liner shipping schedule design problem with port time windows for container supply chain networks. A mixed-integer nonlinear non-convex model that incorporates the availability of ports is proposed to minimize the sum of ship cost and fuel cost (and thereby pollutant emission). In view of the structure of the problem, we reformulate it as an integer linear optimization model and propose an iterative optimization approach. The proposed solution method is applied to two liner networks operated by a global shipping line.
Original languageEnglish
Article number569
Pages (from-to)322-331
Number of pages10
JournalAdvanced Engineering Informatics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Container liner shipping network
  • Containership scheduling
  • Port time windows
  • Schedule design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence

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