ECONOMICS FOR CONTAINERSHIP OPERATIONS
The Author presents a graphical procedure, based on non-linear optimisation techniques, for determining the optimum constitution of a container-ship fleet in a conference-regulated shipping environment. The optimisation parameters are the speed, the sailing interval, and the number of ships in the fleet. The theory presented deviates from previous procedures of ship optimisation in that trade-route demand for container transportation, and conference-regulated competition, are considered in the optimisation framework. A particular application of the optimisation model is described and areas where further research is required are outlined.
- Paper presented to the Chesapeake Section of SNAME on 24 January 1979.
Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers601 Pavonia Avenue
Jersey City, NJ USA 07306-2907
- Caracostas, N
- Publication Date: 1979
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 43 p.
- TRT Terms: Containerships; Economic analysis; Fleet management; Optimization; Route choice; Scheduling; Ship operations; Shipping conferences; Trade routes
- Old TRIS Terms: Conference operations; Fleet requirements; Trade route selection
- Subject Areas: Economics; Marine Transportation; Operations and Traffic Management;
- Accession Number: 00311528
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
- Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM