International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

IJSTR@Facebook IJSTR@Twitter IJSTR@Linkedin
Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us

IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 11, November 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

Operations Research In Maritime Transport And Freight Logistics

[Full Text]



Shubham Tuslyan, Shubham Saxena, Suravi Aggarwal, Tanay Siroya



Globalization, container transportation, shipping routes, terminal yard, allocation of cargo, ship building, algorithm



Today's globalization would be impossible without modern, cost-effective merchant ships crossing the seas. World trade was 17 times as high at the end of the 20th century as it was 50 years previously. A shipping industry that has steadily lowered its costs has been a prerequisite of this development, and there are no signs that the world economy will rely any less heavily on sea transport in the future. The current decade has witnessed a remarkable growth in container transportation and vessel sizes India is the 20th largest maritime country in the world. Its strategic location of a long coastline that flanks important global shipping routes, makes it a major maritime nation. The maritime sector in India comprises of ports, shipping, shipbuilding and ship repair as well as inland water transport systems. About 95% of the country’s trade by volume and 70% by value is moved through maritime transport.Among the problems to be solved, there are the spatial allocation of containers on the terminal yard, optimization of shipping routes, allocation of ships to berths and cranes, allocation of cargo to ships, scheduling priorities and operations in order to maximize performances based on some economic indicators. During the evaluation of the identified studies, it becomes clear that the existing literature can be further subdivided into analytical, simulation, and combined approaches. The majority of the papers (212 out of 243, or 87%) adopted analytical approaches that exclusively apply optimization algorithms to optimize container terminal operations. However, in order to optimize the entire container terminal operations the use of this approach to simultaneously deal with different types of problems, is difficult, although not impossible (especially in regard to stand-alone components). This is a major limitation of the widely used analytical approaches in traditional literature.



[1] Bagdoniene, D. 2008. Optimization of loading facilities at the terminal. Transport, 23(2): 95–97. doi:10.3846/1648–4142.2008.23.95–97

[2] Batarliene, N. and Jarašūniene, A. 2009. Research on advanced technologies and their efficiency in the process of interactions between different transport modes in the terminal. Transport, 24(2): 129–134. doi:10.3846/1648–4142.2009.24.129–134

[3] M. Christiansen, K. Fagerholt (2014). “Ship Routing and Scheduling in Industrial and Tramp Shipping”. Chapter 13 in Vehicle Routing: Problems, Methods, and Applications, 2e, eds. P. Toth and D. Vigo, pp. 381-408.

[4] M. Christiansen, K. Fagerholt, B. Nygreen and D. Ronen (2013). Ship routing and scheduling in the New Millennium. EJOR, 228, 467-483

[5] Dowd, T. J. & Leschine, T. M. 1990. Container terminal productivity: a perspective. Maritime Policy & Management, 17, 107-112.