Groupage cargo transportation model

Ruslans Aleksejevs, Raufs Guseinovs, Alexander N. Medvedev, Sharif E. Guseynov

Transport and Telecommunication (ISSN: 1407-6179), Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 60-72 (2016)
DOI: 10.1515/ttj-2016-0007
Keywords: marine cargo transportation; mathematical modelling; multicriteria optimization; Pareto efficient solution; goal attainment method; regularized solution

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In this work we consider a specific problem of optimal planning of maritime transportation of multiproduct cargo by ships of one (corporate strategy) or several (partially corporate strategy) companies: the core of the problem consists of the existence of the network of intermediate seaports (i.e. transitional seaports), where for every ship arrived the cargo handling is done, and which are situated between the starting and the finishing seaports. In this work, there are mathematical models built from scratch in the form of multicriteria optimization problem; then the goal attainment method of Gembicki is used for reducing the built models to a one-criterion problem of linear programming.