Allocation of empty containers between multi-ports

@article{Li2007AllocationOE,
  title={Allocation of empty containers between multi-ports},
  author={Jing-An Li and Stephen C. H. Leung and Yue Wu and Ke Liu},
  journal={European Journal of Operational Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={182},
  pages={400-412}
}
Owing to imbalances in international trade activities, shipping companies accumulate a large number of unnecessary empty containers in the import-dominant ports, whilst request a large number of empty containers in export-dominant ports. The logistics challenge to shipping companies is to better manage and control their containers, which consist of company-owned containers and leased containers. The multi-port empty container allocation problem is concerned with the allocation of empty… CONTINUE READING
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