volume 2, issue 2, P126-141 2017
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-10-2016-0030
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Stephanie Finke, Herbert Kotzab

Abstract: Purpose-The purpose of this paper is to figure out in which way a hinterland-based inland depot model can help a shipping company in solving the empty container problem at a regional level. The repositioning of empty containers is a very expensive operation that does not generate profits. Consequently, it is very important to provide an efficient empty container management. Design/methodology/approach-In this paper, the empty container problem is discussed at a regional repositioning level. For solving this pr…

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