Ship type decision considering empty container repositioning and foldable containers

Kai Wang, Shuaian Wang, Lu Zhen, Xiaobo Qu

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-121
Number of pages25
JournalTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Empty container repositioning
  • Foldable containers
  • Network simplex algorithm
  • Ship fleet deployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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