APPLICATION OF NETWORK ANALYSIS TO OCEAN SHIPPING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC

The major hypothesis of the research is that there exists a potential for improvement in shipping service and a reduction in cost-of-service through: consolidation and/or expansion of existing routes into regional center-feeder line networks; consolidation of capital equipment or merger of existing firms. A possible approach using minimal spanning trees is illustrated for selected South Pacific ports. The results are intended to illustrate and establish the methodology. The paper concludes with a description of the research work that remains to be done before the hypothesis can be accurately tested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Schechter, J
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 258-260
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00051077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1974 12:00AM