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A Case of the Container-Vessel Scheduling Problem

In the existing literature, it is possible to find many research performed on
vessel scheduling. Even though the basic assumptions are very similar, the problems that have been dealt with are all different either because there's an additional assumption, or the solution approach is different. In this paper, we try to come up with a general model which covers most of these assumptions, and work with special cases, which appear quite common as subproblems in the literature. We propose algorithms and heuristics to deal with these sub-problems, which in the end allow us to solve the general problem with a good performance.

Joint work with: Endre Boros, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (RUTCOR) and Lei Lei, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (Rutgers Business School)

Selim Bora

Selim Bora is a Post-Doc at Texas A&M at Qatar, Doha, Qatar. He received his B.S. degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Ph.D. degree in Operations Research from RUTCOR, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Bora’s main research interests are discrete optimization, supply chain management, and simulation.