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An Analysis for Fleet Composition and Deployment of Liner Shipping
|Contributors: ||NTOU:Department of Shipping and Transportation Management|
fleet composition;fleet deployment;alliance cooperation;slot allocation
|Issue Date: ||2011-06-28T07:00:16Z
Abstract:Container liner shipping has played one of the most important roles in the development of marine transportation. For keeping a dependable market share, carriers always adjusted their fleet composition and deployment to balance the gap between their own tonnage supply and changes of carrying demands over a specifically periodic cycle. Ships are the main productive tools and need a vast investment. Before taking the steps of ship purchase, replacement and deployment, companies indeed require having a detailed and well assessment to avoid allocating these resources wrongly. Recently, the alliance cooperation between liner companies has become a popular approach to reduce the invested capital, to share operational cost and to develop new markets. This tendency implies that ship management has been becoming complicated gradually as well as that of the flexibilities of available strategies. The complete planning procedure with analyzed approaches is necessary for the shipping company. The issue of fleet composition and deployment in this project is defined to allocate the rationalized ship type and number on each of the involved routes for the effective utilization of ship and slot resources. Besides formulating a mathematical model to obtain the optimal alternative, the process of planning has to focus on the detailed assessment for the parameters in the integrated model. This project will construct the structural mechanisms on slot demand prediction, ship type analysis, route service assessment, slot allocation and the investigation of alliance slot application. The output of these mechanisms can provide the well evaluation of parameters in the integrated model. The whole research result of this project is expected to have a valued reference to the practical practices.
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