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Combined fleet deployment and inventory management in roll-on/roll-off shipping
, Christiansen M, Fagerholt K
Published in Elsevier
Volume: 92
Pages: 43 - 55

In maritime transportation of automobiles, roll-on/roll-off (ro–ro) shipping companies operate liner shipping services across major trade routes. Large ro–ro shipping companies are well placed to offer end-to-end integrated logistics services to auto manufacturers engaged in international trade of vehicles. Therefore, we present a new mixed integer programming model for fleet deployment including inventory management at the ports along each trade route. Due to the complexity of the problem, a rolling horizon heuristic (RHH) is proposed. The RHH solves the problem by iteratively solving sub-problems with shorter planning horizon. Computational results based on real instances are presented.

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JournalData powered by TypesetTransportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier
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