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Collaborative mechanism design for container sharing and pricing at ports

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Haoyu Wang, Professor Jingxin DongORCiD, Professor Christian Hicks, Dr Dilum Dissanayake



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by European Operations Management Association, 2019.

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In this project, a collaboration mechanism in a centralized model will be designed andapplied for empty container sharing between two firms. The developed model is based ontwo firms on two terminals. Both the firms accept the cargoes from consignee so both ofthem have the demands for the empty container. The two operators charge their customersseparately once they accept the cargoes from consignee, which can affect the demand ofempty container. Additionally, empty containers can be exchanged between two firmswhen the containers the operator has is insufficient whereas the other has surpluscontainers.

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Author(s): Wang H, Dong J, Hicks C, Dissanayake D

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 26th EurOMA Conference: Operations Adding Value to Society

Year of Conference: 2019

Pages: 1181-1190

Online publication date: 17/06/2019

Acceptance date: 29/04/2019

Date deposited: 26/10/2020

Publisher: European Operations Management Association