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Liner ship route schedule design with port time windows

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Abstract


  • This paper examines a practical tactical liner ship route schedule design problem, which is

    the determination of the arrival and departure time at each port of call on the ship route.

    When designing the schedule, the availability of each port in a week, i.e., port time window,

    is incorporated. As a result, the designed schedule can be applied in practice without

    or with only minimum revisions. This problem is formulated as a mixed-integer nonlinear

    nonconvex optimization model. In view of the problem structure, an efficient holistic solution

    approach is proposed to obtain global optimal solution. The proposed solution method

    is applied to a trans-Atlantic ship route. The results demonstrate that the port time windows,

    port handling efficiency, bunker price and unit inventory cost all affect the total cost

    of a ship route, the optimal number of ships to deploy, and the optimal schedule.

Authors


  •   Wang, Shuaian (external author)
  •   Alharbi, Abdurahim (external author)
  •   Davy, Pam J.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Wang, S., Alharbi, A. & Davy, P. J. (2014). Liner ship route schedule design with port time windows. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologie, 41 1-17.

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  • 2-s2.0-84894097204

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4218&context=eispapers

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Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

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  • 17

Volume


  • 41

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper examines a practical tactical liner ship route schedule design problem, which is

    the determination of the arrival and departure time at each port of call on the ship route.

    When designing the schedule, the availability of each port in a week, i.e., port time window,

    is incorporated. As a result, the designed schedule can be applied in practice without

    or with only minimum revisions. This problem is formulated as a mixed-integer nonlinear

    nonconvex optimization model. In view of the problem structure, an efficient holistic solution

    approach is proposed to obtain global optimal solution. The proposed solution method

    is applied to a trans-Atlantic ship route. The results demonstrate that the port time windows,

    port handling efficiency, bunker price and unit inventory cost all affect the total cost

    of a ship route, the optimal number of ships to deploy, and the optimal schedule.

Authors


  •   Wang, Shuaian (external author)
  •   Alharbi, Abdurahim (external author)
  •   Davy, Pam J.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Wang, S., Alharbi, A. & Davy, P. J. (2014). Liner ship route schedule design with port time windows. Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologie, 41 1-17.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84894097204

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4218&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3202

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 16

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 17

Volume


  • 41

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom