Title: An optimisation model for the crew scheduling problem

Authors: Panagiotis Mamatsis; Spiros Chountasis

Addresses: AMC College, 74 Sorou St., Amarousio 11525 Athens, Greece; Hellenic Tankers, 349 Kifisias Av., Kifisia 14561 Athens, Greece ' Independent Power Transmission Operator, Asklipiou 22, Krioneri, 14568 Athens, Greece

Abstract: This paper presents an inventive software process of finding the most optimised solution to the operational shipping crew assignment and scheduling problem. The contribution of this paper is two-fold. First, a more comprehensive description and modern approach of the shipping personnel recruitment and screening process is given. Second, a notable mathematical and software model has been proposed in order to capture the various constraints and objectives found in that kind of problems. The recommended method is successfully tested and evaluated on several different scenarios using real data. The obtained results verify the high computing performance of the method in terms of the execution time performance, CPU and memory utilisation for the achieved objectives.

Keywords: maritime industry; shipping crew scheduling; crew assignment; dataset.

DOI: 10.1504/IJDSS.2021.119130

International Journal of Decision Support Systems, 2021 Vol.4 No.4, pp.293 - 312

Received: 27 Oct 2020
Accepted: 06 May 2021

Published online: 23 Nov 2021 *

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