Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55770
Title: Supply chain cost minimization by collaboration between liner shipping companies and port operators
Authors: Liu, Z
Wang, S 
Du, Y
Wang, H
Keywords: Container liner shipping
Maritime transportation
Port operators
Shipping lines
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Source: Transportation journal, 2016, v. 55, no. 3, p. 296-314 How to cite?
Journal: Transportation journal 
Abstract: The container handling rates at ports are input for container shipping operations planning by shipping lines. The handling rates are unilaterally determined by port operators. This article points out that it may be possible for port operators to provide higher handling rates at some additional costs. The higher handling rates will enable ships to have more time sailing at sea, leading to less fuel consumption. The reduction in fuel costs for shipping lines may be more significant than the additional costs incurred by port operators. We therefore propose a practical and easy-to-implement collaborative mechanism between shipping lines and port operators, where the shipping lines compensate the port operators for their additional costs. As a result, the overall efficiency of container transportation is improved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/55770
ISSN: 0041-1612
EISSN: 2157-328X
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