Strategic trade-off between vessel delay and schedule recovery: an empirical analysis of container liner shipping

In this paper, the authors empirically test the relationship between the delay of containerships and the scheduled operations in a terminal, based on a dataset containing information on 352 containership arrivals during a 9-month period at seven terminals of three North American ports. The authors find that a vessel is less likely to be delayed when there are more operations scheduled shortly (up to 3 days) after the vessel’s berthing window in the terminal. Moreover, the authors also find that the more containers a vessel needs to unload in the terminal, the less likely that it would be delayed. Both findings support the hypothesis that liners strategically balance the trade-off between delay cost and schedule recovery cost.


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  • Accession Number: 01637770
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2017 11:45AM