Groupage Cargo Transportation Model

Ruslans Aleksejevs 1 , Raufs Guseinovs 2 , Alexander N. Medvedev 3 ,  and Sharif E. Guseynov 4
  • 1 Riga State Gymnasium No. 1, 8 Raina Boulevard, Riga LV-1050, Latvia
  • 2 Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, the Netherlands
  • 3 Department of Aviation Transport, Transport and Telecommunication Institute, 1 Lomonosov Street, Riga LV-1019, Latvia
  • 4 Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Information Technologies, Liepaja University, 14 Liela Street, Liepaja LV-3401, Latvia


In this work we consider a specific problem of optimal planning of maritime transportation of multiproduct cargo by ships of one (corporate strategy) or several (partially corporate strategy) companies: the core of the problem consists of the existence of the network of intermediate seaports (i.e. transitional seaports), where for every ship arrived the cargo handling is done, and which are situated between the starting and the finishing seaports. In this work, there are mathematical models built from scratch in the form of multicriteria optimization problem; then the goal attainment method of Gembicki is used for reducing the built models to a one-criterion problem of linear programming.

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