Title: Management of marine logistics in the case of emergency or disaster

Authors: Heng Wang; Kenji Tanaka

Addresses: Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan ' Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Abstract: This paper proposes a system for the management of marine logistics in the case of an emergency or disaster. We have developed a planning model for marine logistics in case of disaster. In this model, we optimise marine logistics by assigning ships to transportation routes. Then we applied this model to estimate the required resources for marine logistics in the case of the Tonankai earthquake. We designed two scenarios of damage caused by this earthquake, and applied this model to each scenario. Our model suggests that for the case of the Tonankai earthquake, 24 ships and 392,000 tons of goods should be prepared.

Keywords: marine logistics; emergency management; disaster management; planning models; optimisation; assignment problem; linear programming; simulation; Tonankai earthquake; emergency planning; disaster planning; emergency logistics; logistics management; ship assignment; transport routes; earthquakes; shipping numbers; goods tonnage; emergency relief; disaster relief.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2016.079942

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.3, pp.251 - 268

Available online: 21 Oct 2016 *

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