aThe liner shipping network design delivers schedules and routes for ships that continuously visit harbours on a closed round trip. Examples of such ships are container ships that in many cases maintain a weekly harbour visiting frequency. Volker Windeck elaborates a liner shipping network design approach which is not only considering the harbours to be visited, cargo to be transported and number of ships available, but also considers environmental influences. Additionally the revenue contribution of alternative propulsion system can also be analysed. Extensive numerical tests indicate that significant savings are obtained when using this liner shipping network design approach.In terms of carrying capacity in tons, the majority of cargo can be transported by tankers with a share of 41.77% or 475.8 mil. dwt (deadweight tonnage, the ship carrying capacity measured in metric tons) followed by bulk carriers and container ships with 36.63% (417.2 mil. dwt) and 13.28% (151.3 mil. ... In terms of value these figures slightly change because consumer goods have a high ratio of value per ton and are almost exclusivley transported by container (Stopford 2009, see p.
|Title||:||A Liner Shipping Network Design|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-11-28|