Cost Allocation in a Container Shipping Alliance Considering Economies of Scale: A CKYH Alliance Case Study

This paper proposes and investigates three schemes for cost allocation in a container shipping alliance considering the economies of scale. In order to deal with the complicated interactions between carriers and the impact of the economies of scale on shipping cost, a duality-based, an inverse optimisation-based and a Shapley value-based scheme are discussed and compared to the conventional demand-based and turnover-based schemes. The theoretical models are applied in a case study involving the Asia-Europe container shipping lines of the CKYH alliance. The application results and the sensitivity analysis illustrate the practicability of the authors schemes.

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  • Accession Number: 01644829
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 29 2017 10:13AM