Arranging Master Bay Plans For Large Container Ships Using A Multi-Commodity Network
This study proposes a mathematical model to arrange the master bay plans for large container ships. With the advantages of an underlying multi-commodity network structure, solutions can be obtained within reasonable computation times when making master bay plans for ships with a capacity of 14,000 twenty-foot equivalent units, which is currently the predominant type of ocean-going ships. In addition, 40-foot and 40-foot high cubic containers, which are critical container types in use but have rarely been discussed in the existing literature, were addressed efficiently in the proposed model by adding specially designed arcs and side constraints.
Keywords: Containers, Liner Shipping, Stowage Planning, Multi-Commodity Network