Model of Optimal Cargo Transport Structure by Full Container Ship on Predefined Sailing Route

  • Serđo Kos
  • Zdenka Zenzerović
Keywords: container transport, structure of container transport by ship, linear programming, post-optimal analysis,


This paper presents the mathematical model for solving theproblem of defining optimal cargo transport structure, occurringwhen, on a predefined sailing route, adequate number ofcontainers of various types, masses and sizes, possibly includingRO!RO cargo, is to be selected, i.e., a 'container lot' is to beestablished in loading ports with the aim of gaining maximumship profit and, at the same time, of exploiting useful load andtransport capacity of container ship as much as possible. Theimplementation of the proposed model enables considerableincrease in the efficiency of container ship operations. Themodel was tested using a numerical example with real data.The applied post-optimal analysis examines the influence ofchange in some values of the mathematical model on the resultingoptimal program.


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Kos S, Zenzerović Z. Model of Optimal Cargo Transport Structure by Full Container Ship on Predefined Sailing Route. PROMET [Internet]. 1 [cited 2020Jul.5];16(1):15-0. Available from:
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