E-ISSN: 2148-9386
Fleet Optimization in Ro-Ro Transportation: A Case Study from Türkiye [JEMS Maritime Sci]
JEMS Maritime Sci. 2022; 10(4): 237-250 | DOI: 10.4274/jems.2022.89166

Fleet Optimization in Ro-Ro Transportation: A Case Study from Türkiye

Selçuk Kahveci1, Ersan Başar2, Özgür Ican3
1Ondokuz Mayıs University, Alaçam Vocational School, Samsun, Türkiye
2Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Marine Sciences, Trabzon, Türkiye
3Ondokuz Mayıs University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Samsun, Türkiye

Although maritime transport is the cheapest transportation mode, the management of ships is very costly. Ship management companies try to get the minimum cost and highest profit using ships effectively and efficiently. Therefore, they need to carry out shipment planning at the optimum level. The purpose of this research is to perform the optimum shipment planning of six ships in different sizes and capacities in a Ro-Ro fleet belonging to a ship management company operating in the Black Sea Region. On the basis of data obtained from the company that had problems in operating ships in its fleet effectively and efficiently, a model in A Mathematical Programming Language has been created, and this model has been solved with the GNU Linear Programming Kit, a mixed-integer program solver. Shipment planning has been conducted within the framework of six ships and a 1-year planning horizon, and profit maximization has been determined as the objective function.

Keywords: Fleet planning, Optimization, Maritime, Ro-Ro transportation, Maritime management

Selçuk Kahveci, Ersan Başar, Özgür Ican. Fleet Optimization in Ro-Ro Transportation: A Case Study from Türkiye. JEMS Maritime Sci. 2022; 10(4): 237-250

Corresponding Author: Selçuk Kahveci, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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