volume 2, issue 2, P114-125 2017
DOI: 10.1108/mabr-02-2017-0007
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Jianfeng Zheng, Cong Fu, Haibo Kuang

Abstract: Purpose-This paper aims to investigate the location of regional and international hub ports in liner shipping by proposing a hierarchical hub location problem. Design/methodology/approach-This paper develops a mixed-integer linear programming model for the authors' proposed problem. Numerical experiments based on a realistic Asia-Europe-Oceania liner shipping network are carried out to account for the effectiveness of this model. Findings-The results show that one international hub port (i.e. Rotterdam) and on…

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