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Liner hub-and-spoke shipping network design

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  • Zheng, Jianfeng
  • Meng, Qiang
  • Sun, Zhuo

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This paper proposes a liner hub-and-spoke shipping network design problem by introducing the concept of a main port, as well as some container shipping constraints such as multi-type container shipment and transit time constraints, which are seldom considered in the previous studies. It develops a mixed-integer programming model with nonconvex multi-linear terms for the proposed problem. An efficient genetic algorithm embedded with a multi-stage decomposition approach is developed to solve the model. Numerical experiments are carried out to assess the effectiveness of the proposed model and the efficiency of the proposed algorithm.

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  • Zheng, Jianfeng & Meng, Qiang & Sun, Zhuo, 2015. "Liner hub-and-spoke shipping network design," Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review, Elsevier, vol. 75(C), pages 32-48.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transe:v:75:y:2015:i:c:p:32-48
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.12.014
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