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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented to the Chesapeake Section of SNAME on 24 January 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Caracostas, N
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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