Empty Container Reposition Optimization Model with the Feeder Transportation

In this paper, under the condition that the demand of empty containers must be satisfied and the empty container reposition must obey to a certain port calling rule, empty container reposition optimization model for a complex transportation system with multiple hub ports and multiple feeders in one direct ship route is developed. The model aims to minimize the total cost of the ship route system with multiple hub ports and multiple feeders. Finally, a numerical example is provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed model, and analyzed the impact of container lease cost and transport capacity on the total cost of a complex transportation system.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 551-558
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports (IFSPA) 2013: Trade, Supply Chain Activities and Transport: Contemporary Logistics and Maritime Issues

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  • Accession Number: 01497154
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9789623677677
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 2013 8:03PM