Ship Routing with Pickup and Delivery for a Maritime Oil Transportation System: MIP Model and Heuristics
AbstractThis paper examines a ship routing problem with pickup and delivery and time windows for maritime oil transportation, motivated by the production and logistics activities of an oil company operating in the Brazilian coast. The transportation costs from offshore platforms to coastal terminals are an important issue in the search for operational excellence in the oil industry, involving operations that demand agile and effective decision support systems. This paper presents an optimization approach to address this problem, based on a mixed integer programming (MIP) model and a novel and exploratory application of two tailor-made MIP heuristics, based on relax-and-fix and time decomposition procedures. The model minimizes fuel costs of a heterogeneous fleet of oil tankers and costs related to freighting contracts. The model also considers company-specific constraints for offshore oil transportation. Computational experiments based on the mathematical models and the related MIP heuristics are presented for a set of real data provided by the company, which confirm the potential of optimization-based methods to find good solutions for problems of moderate sizes. View Full-Text
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Rodrigues, V.P.; Morabito, R.; Yamashita, D.; Da Silva, B.J.V.; Ribas, P.C. Ship Routing with Pickup and Delivery for a Maritime Oil Transportation System: MIP Model and Heuristics. Systems 2016, 4, 31.
Rodrigues VP, Morabito R, Yamashita D, Da Silva BJV, Ribas PC. Ship Routing with Pickup and Delivery for a Maritime Oil Transportation System: MIP Model and Heuristics. Systems. 2016; 4(3):31.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rodrigues, Vinícius P.; Morabito, Reinaldo; Yamashita, Denise; Da Silva, Bruno J.V.; Ribas, Paulo C. 2016. "Ship Routing with Pickup and Delivery for a Maritime Oil Transportation System: MIP Model and Heuristics." Systems 4, no. 3: 31.
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