Séminaire conjoint CIRRELT-Chaire de recherche du Canada en distributique-Chaire de recherche du Canada en logistique et en transport

TITRE : Routing and Scheduling in Liner Shipping

CONFÉRENCIÈRE : Karina Kjeldsen, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, Denmark

DATE et ENDROIT : 2 décembre, 10h30, salle 5441, Pavillon André-Aisenstadt, Campus de l’Université de Montréal

RESPONSABLE : Gilbert Laporte (514-343-6143)

RÉSUMÉ : The vast majority of all consumer imports have been transported in a container via the sea by a liner shipping company. The routes and schedules used by the liner shipping companies so far have been established by hand. However, the complexity of the decisions to be made makes this approach inefficient. Therefore, a heuristic has been developed that exploits a number of the idiosyncrasies of published routes and schedules. The heuristic is based on a master problem and column generation set up that allows the heuristic to find new and better columns.