Title: A network flow based method for the distribution of empty containers

Authors: Brenda Cheang, Andrew Lim

Addresses: IOPT, No. 5, Jalan Besar, #03-02, Ong Ban Hong Leong Building, 208785, Singapore. ' Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 2, 117543, Singapore

Abstract: Given the imbalances of an international shipping company|s empty containers in ports all over the world, we study the problem of the dynamic distribution of empty containers with and without third party leasing from another company and develop a decision support system to solve the empty container distribution problem.

Keywords: decision support systems; DSS; empty container distribution; logistics; third party leasing; international shipping; network flow.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2005.006957

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2005 Vol.22 No.4, pp.198 - 204

Published online: 27 Apr 2005 *

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