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Multi-port vs. Hub-and-Spoke port calls by containerships

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  • Imai, Akio
  • Shintani, Koichi
  • Papadimitriou, Stratos

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This paper addresses the design of container liner shipping networks taking into consideration container management issues including empty container repositioning. We examine two typical service networks with different ship sizes: multi-port calling by conventional ship size and hub-and-spoke by mega-ship. The entire solution process is performed in two phases: the service network design and container distribution. A wide variety of numerical experiments are conducted for the Asia-Europe and Asia-North America trade lanes. In most scenarios the multi-port calling is superior in terms of total cost, while the hub-and-spoke is more advantageous in the European trade for a costly shipping company.

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  • Imai, Akio & Shintani, Koichi & Papadimitriou, Stratos, 2009. "Multi-port vs. Hub-and-Spoke port calls by containerships," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 45(5), pages 740-757, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:45:y:2009:i:5:p:740-757
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