Tanker scheduling by using optimization techniques and a case study

Aslan Deniz Karaoğlan

Öz


This study aims to guide companies and researchers who needs to schedule and optimize their transportation systems which are based on shipping.  In this study, the problem, that is tried to solve, is providing profit maximization in transporting the different characterized cargoes to determined ports by the ship fleets which contain different kind of ships.  In the first part of the study, planning and scheduling in the transportation industry is introduced and in the second part, materials and techniques to perform the scheduling, which are used by the companies that own and operate tanker or cargo ship fleets, are given. At the third part of the study the constructed scheduling model and the solution of the schedule which is computed by optimization software is given and at the following part, the conclusion is presented. The results have shown that, the presented model that is refered from the literature, can be applied successfully in real word and gives nearly optimal solutions.  The case study is performed in shipping company which is established in Istanbul.

 


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