To cope with excess capacity and improve service quality, maritime international liner carriers have recently adopted a new operational model known as daily frequency. In this new model, carriers provide daily pickup and delivery service to customers at major ports along the Pacific Rim. We investigate the ship routing and freight assignment problem for daily frequency operation of liner shipping. A solution procedure that incorporates a Lagrangian relaxation technique and local search was proposed. The numerical results show that Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore are ports that are ideal for carriers in establishing daily frequency operations along the Pacific Rim.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2014 Jul|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business and International Management
- Civil and Structural Engineering