Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2012.04.007
Title: Robust schedule design for liner shipping services
Authors: Wang, S.
Meng, Q. 
Keywords: Liner shipping
Port time
Sample average approximation
Schedule robustness
Scheduling
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Source: Wang, S., Meng, Q. (2012-11). Robust schedule design for liner shipping services. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 48 (6) : 1093-1106. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tre.2012.04.007
Abstract: This paper examines the design of liner ship route schedules that can hedge against the uncertainties in port operations, which include the uncertain wait time due to port congestion and uncertain container handling time. The designed schedule is robust in that uncertainties in port operations and schedule recovery by fast steaming are captured endogenously. This problem is formulated as a mixed-integer nonlinear stochastic programming model. A solution algorithm which incorporates a sample average approximation method, linearization techniques, and a decomposition scheme, is proposed. Extensive numerical experiments demonstrate that the algorithm obtains near-optimal solutions with the stochastic optimality gap less 1.5% within reasonable time. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Source Title: Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/91196
ISSN: 13665545
DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2012.04.007
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