AN OPERATIONAL APPROACH FOR CONTAINER CONTROL IN LINER SHIPPING

This paper models the process of container control in a typical liner shipping company. A two-stage model is developed to obtain optimal (cost minimizing) decisions for both the size of a company's container fleet and the allocation of the containers within the company's shipping service. The model lends itself to practical application in the sense that it is capable of handling container leasing, purchasing, stocking, and allocating patterns; that the data requirements are compatible with the information liner companies routinely gather; and that all the solutions are quickly obtainable using a PC-286 computer.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration
    Vancouver, British Columbia  Canada  V6T 1Z2
  • Authors:
    • Gao, Qiju
  • Publication Date: 1994

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00667805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1994 12:00AM