Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment with Sustainable Collaborative Transportation
AbstractFacing sharp competition in the market for shipping companies, it is necessary to make reasonable and efficient decisions to optimize the container shipping line network so as to improve the shipping efficiency and reduce the transportation cost, as well as to realize the transportation sustainability. Therefore, the liner ship fleet deployment problem with collaborative transportation is proposed in this paper. This problem is formulated as a mixed-integer linear programming model that takes collaborative transportation into consideration. The model includes fixed cost, variable cost, berth cost, transport cost, penalty, compensation cost, and so on. To achieve the sustainable development of collaborative transportation, the shipping companies could make a selection between the internal routes and the external routes to serve each task by comparing the distance between the above routes. A real Asia-Europe-Oceania numerical experiment shows that the proposed sustainable collaborative transportation model can be efficiently solved by C++ calling ILOG CPLEX. Results demonstrate that the optimized shipping line network with sustainable collaborative transportation can improve the service efficiency, as well as the service level of shipping companies. View Full-Text
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Du, G.; Sun, C.; Weng, J. Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment with Sustainable Collaborative Transportation. Sustainability 2016, 8, 165.
Du G, Sun C, Weng J. Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment with Sustainable Collaborative Transportation. Sustainability. 2016; 8(2):165.Chicago/Turabian Style
Du, Gang; Sun, Chuanwang; Weng, Jinxian. 2016. "Liner Shipping Fleet Deployment with Sustainable Collaborative Transportation." Sustainability 8, no. 2: 165.
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