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Mathematically calculating the transit time of cargo through a liner shipping network with various trans-shipment policies

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Du, Y and Meng, Q and Wang, S, Mathematically calculating the transit time of cargo through a liner shipping network with various trans-shipment policies, Maritime Policy and Management, 44, (2) pp. 248-270. ISSN 0308-8839 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/03088839.2016.1274831

Abstract

This paper derives the mathematical expressions for the transit time of cargo through a liner shipping network. Main efforts are devoted to deriving the calculation expressions of the connection time of cargo during trans-shipment. For the forward and many-to-one trans-shipment policies, we conduct a minor correction towards the expressions in existing studies to improve the completeness. Meanwhile, we propose an alternative but more straightforward calculation method for connection time which bypasses the complicated inductive argument in existing studies. Then we introduce two new trans-shipment policies: backward trans-shipment and one-to-many trans-shipment, and mathematically calculate the corresponding connection times. Numerical experiments also deliver some managerial insights into the effectiveness of backward trans-shipment in transit time control.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:transit time, connection time, trans-shipment, liner shipping, service level
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Transportation and Freight Services
Research Field:Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water Transport
Objective Field:International Sea Freight Transport (excl. Live Animal Transport)
Author:Du, Y (Dr Bill Du)
ID Code:113308
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2016-12-20
Last Modified:2017-10-20
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