Combined maritime fleet deployment and inventory management with port visit flexibility in roll-on roll-off shipping

The authors consider a combined fleet deployment and inventory management problem in Roll-on Roll-off shipping. Along given trade routes there are ports with inventories that should be kept within their limits. Current planning practice is to visit all ports every time a trade route is serviced. The authors instead aim at determining the sailing routes of each voyage along the trade route, where some ports can be skipped on certain voyages. A novel mixed integer programming model is proposed and tested on realistic instances. The results indicate that substantial gains can be achieved from this more flexible way of planning.


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  • Accession Number: 01746058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 2020 3:13PM