A TENTATIVE PROPOSAL FOR A SHIPPING PLAN OF BULK PETROLEUM PRODUCTS BY SEAGOING TANKERS BY H. O HARTLEY ET AL.

An ocean shipping problem in fuel transportation is formulated mathematically as a two-stage cost minimization problem. Linear programming methods are used in the first stage to find the cheapest way to ship the different types of bulk petroleum products. In the second stage, a tanker cargo algorithm is developed to satisfy cargo composition requirements and routing considerations. In the linear programming model, the objective is to minimize, subject to constraints, the purchase and shipping costs of all the fuels transported from all sources to all the destinations in all of the time periods. Product requirements of all types at all destinations must be fulfilled. No provision is made for adjustments necessitated by weather delays in shipping, denials of shipping canals, denials of products or other emergencies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217

    Texas A&M Research Foundation

    College Station, TX  USA  77843
  • Publication Date: 1970-1

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  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00007557
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 20 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68-A-0140
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1973 12:00AM