Teaching operations research methods in liner shipping

Lingxiao Wu, Wei Zhang, Shuaian Wang

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Abstract

Liner shipping has been a hot topic in higher education for students with logistics and transportation backgrounds. Various Operations Research (OR) methods have been applied to solve problems arising in these operations, both by industrial practitioners and academic researchers. For students majoring in logistics and transportation, learning how to use OR techniques to solve practical problems in liner shipping facilitates them to better adapt themselves to future work. This paper introduces the philosophy and practice we applied in a subject that teaches college students how to use OR techniques to solve problems arising in liner shipping. We found that learning how to use OR methods to solve problems arising in liner shipping helps students to acquire a systematical understanding of the operations in liner shipping. It also leads students to analyze and solve problems in a logical and rigorous way.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019
Subtitle of host publicationTransport and Smart Cities
EditorsAndy H.F. Chow, S.M. Lo, Lishuai Li
PublisherHong Kong Society for Transportation Studies Limited
Pages191-196
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881581488
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 14 Dec 201916 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2019: Transport and Smart Cities

Conference

Conference24th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transport and Smart Cities, HKSTS 2019
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period14/12/1916/12/19

Keywords

  • Liner Shipping
  • Operations Research
  • Teaching Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Information Systems
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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